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Rates

New Rates Start January 1, 2017

New rates for residential customers and for disposal at the Tacoma Recovery & Transfer Center went into effect January 1, 2017. For more information on rates and services, please call (253) 502-2100.

 

Residential Curbside Pickup 2017 Rates (Effective January 1, 2017)

Your monthly bill for curbside garbage, recycling and food/yard waste service is determined by the size of your green garbage container(s). You can lower your monthly cost by decreasing your garbage capacity. Consider recycling, reusing, donating and composting more and throwing away less.

 

Recycling and yard/food waste services are provided at no extra charge as part of your monthly garbage bill. You may have two brown food/yard waste bins and as many blue recycling bins as you need.

Residential customers may also access services including Call-2-Haul, and the Household Hazardous Waste facility and Recycle Center (both located at the Tacoma Recovery & Transfer Center) at no additional cost.

Please be prepared to show proof of City residency and have your account information when visiting us. Residential customers receive a discounted rate for garbage disposal at the Recovery & Transfer Center.

Residential customers are able to exchange their container for a different size once a year at no charge. Additional exchanges within the year may be made for $30 each.

 

Assistance Programs

Residents who qualify as low-income seniors or low-income disabled may be eligible for a rate reduction. If you think you might qualify, call Customer Solutions at (253) 502-8400 to find out how to apply. You'll find details on this and other bill-paying assistance on the Tacoma Public Utilities website.

 

Container Size Quantity Monthly Rate
30-gallon 1 $21.14
45-gallon 1 $31.17
60-gallon 1 $42.27
90-gallon 1 $63.42
60-gallon 2 $84.54
60-gallon and 90-gallon 1 of each $105.69
90-gallon 2 $126.84

Commercial Garbage

Rates are based on the size of garbage container a customer chooses for collection.

Temporary service is available for all container types; please call 502-2100 for information.

The prices in the tables below do not include sales tax for the container rentals.

 

Barrel Containers

Container Size Quantity Rate Container Rent Total Monthly Charge
20-gallon 1 $27.49 $0 $27.92
30-gallon 1 $36.47 $0
$36.91
60-gallon 1 $54.45 $0
$55.66
90-gallon 1 $73.90 $0
$75.78
300-gallon 1 $166.05

$4.00

$170.05

Front-Load Containers

Box Size Quantity Rate Container Rent Total Monthly Charge
Two cubic yards
1 $223.52 $7.80
$231.32
Three cubic yards
1 $285.83 $8.90
$294.73
Four cubic yards
1 $348.36 $10.60
$358.96
Six cubic yards
1 $472.68 $13.85
$486.53
Eight cubic yards
1 $597.60 $15.30
$612.90

Drop-Off Box Containers

Container Size Quantity Rate Container Rent Total Monthly Charge
15 cubic yards
1 $525.59 $38.90 $564.49
20 cubic yards
1 $616.29 $42.45 $658.74
25 cubic yards
1 $707.25 $43.25 $750.50
30 cubic yards
1 $799.28 $46.05 $845.33
40 cubic yards
1 $981.46 $52.15 $1,033.61

Commercial Recycling Rates

Mixed - Paper, Plastic, Aluminum, Tin, Cardboard

Haul Frequency Container Sizes Rate
Bi-weekly hauls

30, 60 or 90-gallon

$6.25
Weekly

30, 60 or 90-gallon

$12.50
Two per week

30, 60 or 90-gallon

$25.00
Three per week

30, 60 or 90-gallon

$37.50
Four per week

30, 60 or 90-gallon

$50.00
Five per week

30, 60 or 90-gallon 

$62.00

Glass - Clear, Brown, Green (Must Be Separated)

Haul Frequency Container Size Containers Per Service Rate
Bi-weekly hauls 60-gallon
 3 $25.00
Weekly 60-gallon
 3 $45.00
Two per week 60-gallon
 3 $90.00
Three per week 60-gallon
 3 $135.00
Four per week 60-gallon
 3 Not available
Five per week 60-gallon
 3 Not available

Cardboard - Corrugated

Haul Frequency Container Sizes Rate
Bi-weekly hauls Two, four, six, or eight cubic yard box
$20.00
Weekly Two, four, six, or eight cubic yard box
$40.00
Two per week Two, four, six, or eight cubic yard box
$80.00
Three per week Two, four, six, or eight cubic yard box
$120.00
Four per week Two, four, six, or eight cubic yard box
$160.00
Five per week Two, four, six, or eight cubic yard box
Not available

Commercial Yard and Food Waste


Rates effective May 1, 2015.

Material to be Recycled Container Size Haul Frequency 2015 Monthly Rate 
Yard Waste 90 gallon Every-other-week $8.00
Yard Waste 90 gallon Weekly $16.00
Food Waste 90 gallon Weekly $16.00
Food Waste 90 gallon Twice per week $32.00
Food Waste 2 yard Weekly $71.82
Food Waste 2 yard Twice per week $143.64

Tacoma Recovery & Transfer Center

Tacoma Recovery & Transfer Center (formerly Tacoma landfill) disposal fees vary, depending on the weight of your load and whether you are a City of Tacoma residential solid waste customer, business customer or non-City of Tacoma customer. To qualify for the City of Tacoma residential landfill disposal fee, you must meet the residency requirements and bring proof of your residency when you visit the Tacoma Landfill.

All fees are per load. Fractions of 100 pounds are billed to the next 100-pound increment. Call the Tacoma Recovery & Transfer Center at (253) 502-2100 for more information about the Tacoma Recovery & Transfer Center fees.

Garbage Disposal - 2017

Resident Status Rate per 100 Pounds
Minimum Charge  Additional Information
City of Tacoma resident  $7.25 $20.00 For Tacoma residents, the $20.00 minimum charge covers the first 400 pounds.
Non-City of Tacoma resident $7.25 $20.00  
Commercial $7.25 $20.00  

Yard Waste - 2017

Resident Status Rate per 100 Pounds Minimum Charge
City of Tacoma resident $0 $0
Non-City of Tacoma resident
$7.25 $20.00
Commercial $7.25 $20.00

Additional Fees

Items for Disposal  Within City of Tacoma Outside City of Tacoma
Asbestos - accepted by appointment  from City of Tacoma residents only, call 311 for information $20.00 minimum, plus $150.00 per ton Not accepted
Appliances with compressors $20.00 each, plus tonnage $40.00 each, plus tonnage
Car seats $3.25 each plus tonnage $6.75 each plus tonnage
Furniture - large $11.00 for the first four pieces, plus $11.00 for each additional item, plus tonnage $40.00 for the first four pieces, plus $11.00 for each additional item, plus tonnage
Tires - Passenger and light truck $3.25 each, plus tonnage $6.75 each, plus tonnage
Tires - on rims (no large tires) $6.75 each, plus tonnage $13.00 each, plus tonnage
Tires - larger than 10x20 $16.50 each, plus tonnage $33.00 each, plus tonnage

All fees are based on one half-hour unloading time. When unloading time exceeds one half-hour, an additional fee of $12.25 for each half-hour increment will be charged. Unloading times are determined by an automated scale system.

Any vehicle still being unloaded past closing time may be assessed an additional fee.

 

 

Special Handling Fees

Customers with waste material requiring special handling will pay additional fees based on the resources required for proper disposal, unless otherwise specified. There is a special handling fee of $100.00 per load plus tonnage charges, unless otherwise specified.