Seattle Public Utilities

Calculating Residential Garbage Dumpster Rates

The charge for each container will be calculated in accordance with the following formula:

(A*m) + ((B*cy)*m), where

A = Trip rate
B = Volume rate
m = number of pick-ups per month (4.33 per month for weekly service)
cy = number of cubic yards picked up at each collection

The following trip and volume rates will apply.

  Uncompacted Compacted
  2018 effective April 1, 2019 2018 effective April 1, 2019
Trip Rate (A) $30.60 $31.80 $30.60 $31.80
Volume Rate (B) $23.55 $24.50 $47.85 $49.75

The account fee is $40.85 per account. Effective April 1, 2019 it will be $42.50 per account.

Special Collection Rates

As of January 1, 2011, special collections are charged at 130 percent of the rate for a single pickup of the same size container as outlined in the rate schedules above.