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Disposal fees

Find information on the current rates, accepted payment methods, and CleanUp Lift discount at King County solid waste facilities. 

Secure your load

$25 unsecured load fee

Make sure to secure all materials in your load before transporting. Any vehicle that arrives at our solid waste facilities with an unsecured load will be charged a $25 fee per King County Code 10.12.040.

Payment methods

  • Credit card – Visa, Mastercard, and Discover
  • Cash
  • Apple Pay

Cleanup LIFT discount

Customers with a current ProviderOne, EBT, or ORCA LIFT card are eligible for our CleanUp Lift discount. The discount saves you $16 off the cost of each type of waste, each visit. That includes:

  • Garbage
  • Yard waste
  • Clean wood
  • Mattresses
  • Appliances

Show your card as you enter and exit the facility to have the discount applied. (Skykomish Drop Box customers, see FAQ)

The discount is not available to businesses or residents of Seattle and Milton. It does not apply to the charitable organizations fee, special waste fees, or the unsecured load fee. Learn more about how the Cleanup LIFT discount works:

Material in load Description Minimum fee
(up to 320lbs)
Per-Ton Fee

Unsecured load fee

Visit the Secure Your Load page for more info.





The total minimum fee is rounded to the nearest $0.25 (King County Code 10.12.030)



Garbage –
charitable organization

Must meet the criteria as defined in King County Code, Title 10. Solid Waste, Chapter 10.04.020.



Mattresses -

Applies to Algona, Cedar Falls, Houghton, and Renton transfer stations. For other stations see the mattress recycling fee.

$33.39 per item



Appliances –
refrigerant type

Refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, and heat pumps, etc.
No commercial appliances.

$30.00 per unit


Clean wood (untreated)

Must be separated for recycling before arriving at Bow Lake, Enumclaw, Factoria or Shoreline



Mattresses - recycling

Applies to Bow Lake, Enumclaw, Factoria or Shoreline, and Vashon transfer stations. For other stations, see the mattress disposal fee.

$30.00 per item


Recyclables only

Accepted materials vary by facility.

No charge

No charge

Yard waste

Must be separated for recycling before arriving at Bow Lake, Cedar Falls, Enumclaw, Factoria or Shoreline, or Vashon




Mattresses – special waste

At Cedar Hills Regional Landfill only with waste clearance disposal permit



Special waste

Must have prior waste clearance



Special waste -
extra handling fee

Charged in place of the Special Waste fee on materials, such as asbestos, that require extra handling for safe disposal.




Fixed annual charge

King County has enacted a new solid waste rate structure that includes a fixed fee for contract haulers.

See rate table
Details & FAQ

*Solid waste fees include the King County basic fee, moderate risk waste surcharge, and the WA state refuse tax (3.6%)
**Special waste fees include the WA state refuse tax (3.6%)