Seattle Public Utilities Mami Hara, General Manager/CEO

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
  2016 effective April 1, 2017 2016 effective April 1, 2017
Trip Rate (A) $28.15 $29.15 $28.15 $29.15
Volume Rate (B) $21.85 $22.85 $43.35 $44.35

The account fee is $37.40 per account. Effective April 1, 2017 it will be $40.10 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.