County Council raises trash-pickup rate
The Metropolitan King County Council on Monday approved an increase in trash-pickup fees of almost $8 for most residential customers. The increase does not affect Seattle and Milton, which have their own garbage-hauling services.
Trash pickup will cost most residential customers in King County almost $8 more next year under a rate increase approved 6-3 by the Metropolitan King County Council on Monday.
The increase does not affect Seattle or Milton, cities with their own waste-handling systems.
The average one-can residential customer will pay 64 cents more per month, according to county officials, or about 4 percent a year.
The same residential customers saw their trash bills increase about $10 this year.
For those who bring their own loads to county transfer stations, passenger-car loads will cost $22 per trip next year including taxes and fees; a $2 increase.
Councilmembers Reagan Dunn, Jane Hague and Pete von Reichbauer voted against the rate hike.
— Bob Young