How the Program is Funded
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 of 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.).
Local Hazardous Waste Fee Schedule
|REVENUE SOURCE||2017 / 2018 RATES|
|WASTEWATER FEE||$45.79 per 1 million gal./mo.|
|TRANSFER STATION / LANDFILL FEE|
|Private Vehicle||$1.81 per trip|
|Commercial Vehicle||$4.73 per ton|
|SOLID WASTE FEE|
|Single-Family Residential||$0.83 curbside per month|
|Commercial Cart||$1.46 per month (<0.48 cu. yds.)|
|Commercial Dumpster||$12.01 per month (>0.48 to <10 cu. yds.)|
|Commercial Roll-Off||$46.15 per month (>10 cu. yds.)|
In addition to the LHW fees listed above, the Program also receives a small portion of its revenue from state grants and interest on the hazardous waste fund balance.