KC solid waste fees go up

  • Written by epartment of Natural Resources and Parks

The Solid Waste Division of the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks reminds residents that an increase in the solid waste disposal fees went into effect Jan. 1 to help cover rising costs while modernizing a half-century-old solid waste handling system.

An average residential customer who puts out one can of garbage per week for curbside collection is likely to see an increase of about 82 cents per month in the garbage bill from their hauler to cover the new disposal fees.

The new fee applies to residents of King County who pay for curbside collection service or who use a county transfer station and live outside the cities of Seattle and Milton, which are part of separate solid waste handling systems. Learn more about the Solid Waste Division at

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