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Residential Garbage Dumpster Rates

Multifamily building rates depend on the size and number of containers and frequency of pickup. Last year nearly 400,000 tons of recyclable and compostable material from Seattle went into the landfill. Buildings can reduce their need for garbage collection and save money by recycling and composting food scraps and yard waste.

You can request special collections for existing dumpsters to remove extra garbage. Call Customer Service at (206) 684-7665 to schedule a special collection.

Regular dumpster collections rates

Account Fee: Currently $31.85 per account. Starting April 1, 2014, the fee will increase to $33.15 per account.

Non-compacted material

2014 rates will go into effect starting April 1, 2014.

Service Type Each Container,
Weekly Pickup
Special Pickups,
per container
  2013 2014 2013 2014
3/4 Yd $168.11 $175.04 $50.47 $52.55
1 Yd $188.57 $196.37 $56.62 $58.96
1.5 Yd $229.49 $239.02 $68.90 $71.76
2 Yd $270.41 $281.67 $81.19 $84.57
3 Yd $352.25 $366.97 $105.76 $110.18
4 Yd $434.08 $452.27 $130.33 $135.79
6 Yd $597.76 $622.87 $179.47 $187.01
8 Yd $761.43 $793.47 $228.61 $238.23

Compacted material

2014 rates will go into effect starting April 1, 2014.

Service Type Each Container,
Weekly Pickup
Special Pickups,
per container
  2013 2014 2013 2014
3/4 Yd $231.44 N/A $69.49 N/A
1 Yd $273.01 $284.26 $81.97 $85.35
1.5 Yd $356.14 $370.86 $106.93 $111.35
2 Yd $439.28 $457.46 $131.89 $137.35
3 Yd $605.55 $630.66 $181.81 $189.35
4 Yd $771.82 $803.86 $231.73 $241.35
6 Yd $1,104.37 $1,150.26 $331.57 $345.35
8 Yd $1,436.91 $1,496.66 $431.41 $449.35

Other charges

Extra garbage collection and overload containers are $10.00 per bundle. Starting April 1, 2014, extra garbage collection prices will increase to $10.20 per bundle.

Related links

What’s Accepted as Garbage
Food & Yard Waste - Apartment Owners