Seattle Public Utilities

Residential Rates

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My bill is too high

If your bill seems too expensive:

  • Check for water leaks, dripping faucets, or a running toilet. These can increase your water and sewer charges.
  • Make sure your garbage or food and yard waste lid closes. An overfilled bin can affect your solid waste charges.
  • Extra garbage or extra food and yard waste placed on the curb next to your bin costs extra.

Recycling is always free – even extra recycling placed on the curb next to your bin.