The Program is funded by
Local Hazardous Waste (LHW) fees are charged for each utility account, and each trip to a solid waste transfer station and landfill. The fees are deposited into a restricted hazardous waste account. They are used to pay for services to and mitigation of impacts from, residents and businesses that use, store, are exposed to, and/or dispose of hazardous products, materials, chemicals and wastes.
The King County Board of Health sets the LHW fees. These fees apply throughout King County including unincorporated King County, the City of Seattle, and in the cities and towns in King County. They are listed in King County Board of Health Code 11.04.060 (external link).
|Fee Source||Fee Rates|
|Solid Waste service - Single Family Residential||$0.84 per month|
Solid Waste service - Commercial
$1.46 per month
|Transfer Station/Landfill trip - Private Vehicle||$1.81 per trip|
|Transfer Station/Landfill ton - Commercial Vehicle||$4.73 per ton|
Operators of sewage treatment plants serving more than fifty customers pay $45.79 per million gallons of sewage treated.
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.
Last Updated: 5/12/2015