How the Program is Funded

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The program is funded by fees on solid waste and sewer services in King County. Residents and businesses pay fees based on their garbage and sewer use. Local Hazardous Waste (LHW) fees are also charged for each trip to a solid waste transfer station or landfill. The fees are deposited into a restricted hazardous waste account. They are used to pay for program services to reduce the use and exposure to hazardous products, materials, chemicals and wastes.

The King County Board of Health sets LHW fees that apply to unincorporated areas of the county and in the cities and towns throughout King County (King County Board of Health Code 11.04.060.).