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Rates

In Tacoma, residents pay for electricity, water, solid waste, wastewater and surface water services on a combined utility bill. If you have questions about your bill, please contact us. Your utilities are provided separately by Environmental Services  and Tacoma Public Utilities. For quicker answers, please call the telephone number listed at right or on your bill.

 

What do your rates pay for?

Solid Waste

  • Collection of garbage from every home and business in Tacoma
  • Collection of recyclables and yard/food waste from all homes and many businesses in Tacoma
  • Recycling of 27,900 tons of metal, plastics, paper, glass and other materials every year
  • Recycling of 40,000 tons of yard and food waste every year
  • Safe disposal of 350 tons of Household Hazardous Waste every year
  • Neighborhood cleanups; nuisance, code enforcement and blight cleanup
  • Call-2-Haul bulk collection service for residents

Surface Water

  • Protection of Commencement Bay, Puget Sound and tributaries from polluted runoff
  • Operation and maintenance of stormwater structures - including 500 miles of pipes, 22,000-plus catch basins (storm drains), four pump stations and numerous detention ponds/structures - to protect urban areas from flooding
  • Innovative stormwater treatment systems
  • Stormwater system inspections and monitoring
  • Habitat restoration in wetlands, tidelands and uplands

Wastewater

  • Prevention of untreated sewage from flowing to Commencement Bay and freshwater streams
  • Reclamation of billions of gallons of water every year
  • Generation of biogas for energy
  • Manufacture of TAGRO premium gardening projects, including 32,000 cubic yards of TAGRO Mix
  • Operation, maintenance and replacement of the City’s wastewater collection, transmission and treatment systems

Tacoma Power and Tacoma Water Rates

Please visit the Tacoma Power and Tacoma Water web pages for their current rate breakdowns.

Tacoma Power

Tacoma Water

Questions about your bill?

Environmental Services

Billing and Technical Services: (253) 502-2100     

  • Solid Waste Management Rates and Landfill Fees
  • Surface Water Management Rates
  • Wastewater Management Rates

Tacoma Public Utilities

Customer Services/Billing: (253) 502-8600

  • Tacoma Power Rates
  • Tacoma Water Rates

Need help paying your utility bill?

The five utilities - Solid Waste, Surface Water, Wastewater, Tacoma Power and Tacoma Water - have a number of services to help customers who qualify for help paying their bills. See payment assistance for more information or call (253) 502-8369.

Utility Rates:
Solid Waste

Surface Water

Wastewater

Power

Water

 

Payment Assistance

 

Billing Questions

 

TPU Customer Services

(253) 502-8600

 

Environmental Services

(253) 502-2100