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Cleanup LIFT Discount – effective Jan. 1, 2019

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This discount gives eligible customers $12 off the cost to dispose of each type of waste (garbage, yard waste, clean wood, and refrigerant-type appliances), each visit. Residential customers currently enrolled in ProviderOne, EBT, or ORCA LIFT who haul their garbage and recyclables to a King County recycling and transfer facility are eligible for the discount. To receive the discount, eligible customers just need to show their ProviderOne, EBT, or ORCA LIFT card at the facility entrance.

Note: Residents of the cities of Seattle and Milton are not eligible for this discount; those cities are part of other solid waste systems. The discount is not offered at the City of Seattle's North and South Transfer Stations. The discount does not apply to the charitable organizations fee, special waste fees, or the unsecured load fee. This discount is not available to businesses.

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Eligible customers can save money at King County’s recycling and garbage transfer facilities.

Payment methods accepted:
Cash, checks (payable to "KCSWD"), Visa® and MasterCard® (debit/credit)

Solid waste fees effective Jan. 1, 2019

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King County basic fee

Moderate risk waste surcharge 1

WA state refuse tax (3.6%)

Total 2

Minimum fee
(Covers up to 320 pounds)

$22.53

$1.91

$0.88

$25.25

Per-ton Fee

$140.82

$4.99

$5.25

$151.06

Charitable organizations
(To qualify for this fee, charitable organizations must meet the criteria as defined in King County Code, Title 10. Solid Waste, Chapter 10.04.020. )

 

 

 

 

Minimum fee

$17.35

$1.91

$0.69

$19.95

Per-ton fee

$108.43

$4.99

$4.08

$117.50

Special waste
(With Waste Clearance only)

 

 

 

 

Minimum fee

$27.04

N/A

$0.97

$28.01

Per-ton fee

$169.00

N/A

$6.08

$175.08

Minimum extra handling charge3

$31.54

N/A

$1.14

$32.68

Per-ton extra handling charge3

$197.00

N/A

$7.09

$204.09

Recycling fees

 

 

 

 

Refrigerant type appliances4 for recycling - limit three per load. No commercial appliances.
(Accepted at Bow Lake, Enumclaw, Factoria, Shoreline and Vashon only. Must be recycled.)

$30.00

N/A

N/A

$30.00

Clean wood (untreated) for recycling – separate materials before arriving at the station
(Accepted at Bow Lake, Enumclaw, Factoria and Shoreline only. Must be recycled at these facilities)

 

 

 

 

Minimum fee
(Covers up to 320 pounds)

$12.00

N/A

N/A

$12.00

Per-ton fee

$75.00

N/A

N/A

$75.00

Yard waste for recycling – separate materials before arriving at the station
(Accepted at Bow Lake, Cedar Falls, Enumclaw, Factoria, Shoreline and Vashon only. Must be recycled at these facilities.)

 

 

 

 

Minimum fee
(Covers up to 320 pounds)

$12.00

N/A

N/A

$12.00

Per-ton fee

$75.00

N/A

N/A

$75.00

Unsecured load fee – strictly enforced
Visit the Secure Your Load page for more information about how to properly secure your load.

$25

N/A

N/A

$25

1 The King County Board of Health, which sets the surcharge amount that funds hazardous waste programs throughout the county, approved increases that take effect on Jan. 1, 2019 and Jan. 1, 2020.
2 The total minimum fee is rounded to the nearest $0.25 per King County Code 10.12.030.
3 The special waste extra handling charge applies only to special waste, such as asbestos-containing material, that requires special clearances and extra handling for proper disposal. The extra handling fee, which is charged in place of the special waste fee, is intended to more accurately reflect the cost of disposing of these materials.
4 Fee is per refrigerant type appliance. Appliances that contain or contained refrigerants include refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, and heat pumps.

Additional information

  • Garbage loads: Sedans and hatchbacks pay only the minimum fee. All other vehicles will be weighed in and out, and charged for the actual weight disposed based on the per ton fee, with a minimum fee of $25.25.
  • Yard waste or clean wood loads for recycling: The minimum fee covers the first 320 pounds. Sedans and hatchbacks are charged a per entry fee of $12.00. All other vehicles, including station wagons, vans, mini-vans, pickup trucks, recreational vehicles, all-terrain vehicles, and sports utility vehicles, are weighed in and out and charged for actual weight recycled, based on the per-ton fee. Materials must be separated for recycling before arriving at the station.
  • Unsecured loads: King County Code 10.12.040 requires a fee to be charged to all vehicles with unsecured loads arriving at any transfer station or landfill in King County. State law (RCW 46.61.655) requires loads to be secured on every street, road or highway in the state. An unsecured load is a load of solid waste that has not been secured with tarps, rope, straps, netting, or chains so as to prevent the covering or any part of the load from becoming loose, detached or leaving the vehicle while the vehicle is moving. Gravity, speed, and weight are not load securing devices.
  • Important: Sort it Out: Customers must recycle clean wood (unpainted, untreated lumber and pallets), yard waste, scrap metal, and corrugated cardboard boxes at King County facilities that offer recycling for those materials. There is no fee to recycle scrap metal or corrugated cardboard boxes. Questions? Learn more
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Fax: 206-296-0197

King County Solid Waste Division mission: Waste Prevention, Resource Recovery, Waste Disposal