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Solid Waste Rate Increase Could be Coming to Seattle

The Seattle City Council is considering a new plan for solid waste services, which would increase both residential and commercial rates by an average of 4.4 percent per year for the next three years.  The proposed plan states that the rates would rise 7.2 percent in 2017, 1.9 percent in 2018 and 4.0 percent in 2019, all of which would become effective April 1 of each year.

The Seattle Medium has more information on this solid waste rate proposal:

On Tuesday, the Seattle City Council will consider a plan for solid waste services — garbage, recycling, composting — which would raise residential and commercial charges by an average of 4.4 percent a year over the next three years.

Under the plan, rates would increase 7.2 percent in 2017, 1.9 percent in 2018, and 4.0 percent in 2019, effective April 1 of each year.

If approved, the monthly solid waste bill for a typical residential customer (one 32-gallon garbage can, one 96-gallon food and yard waste cart and one 96-gallon recycling cart) would go from $44.85 this year to $48.10 in 2017. In 2018 and 2019, average household bills would be $49.00 and $50.95, respectively.

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