Calculating Residential Dumpster Rates

The charge for each container will be calculated in accordance with the following formula:

(A*m) + ((B*cy)*m)

A = Trip rate
B = Volume rate
m = number of pick-ups per month (4.33 per month for weekly service)
cy = number of cubic yards picked up at each collection

The following trip and volume rates will apply.

Uncompacted Compacted
April 1, 2023
April 1, 2024
April 1, 2023
April 1, 2024
Trip Rate (A) $35.20 $36.10 $35.20 $36.10
Volume Rate (B) $27.15 $27.85 $55.10 $56.55

Effective April 1, 2024, the account fee is $48.25 per account
Effective April 1, 2023, the account fee is $47.05 per account


Special Collection Rates

Since January 1, 2011, special collections have been charged at 130 percent of the rate for a single pickup of the same size container as outlined in the rate schedules above.


Public Utilities

Andrew Lee, General Manager and CEO
Address: 700 5th Avenue, Suite 4900, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34018, Seattle, WA, 98124-5177
Phone: (206) 684-3000

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Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is comprised of three major direct-service providing utilities: the Water Utility, the Drainage and Wastewater Utility, and the Solid Waste Utility.