Commercial Utility Rates

 


About Commercial Accounts

Types of Containers

Waste Management provides containers and schedules collections for commercial accounts. Please call them at 1-800-592-9995 for additional information.

 

Billing Information

The City of Kirkland will send you a bill for the prior two months of garbage service. If you have water or sewer through the City, these charges will also appear on this same bill. Bills are due 30 days from the billing date. Late payments have a 10% penalty added to the balance. Any rental charges for containers will be billed separately by Waste Management.

 

Bad Weather Cancellation of Service

Winter storms in Western Washington create unsafe, icy, and sometime impassable road conditions that significantly impact Waste Management’s ability to safely provide collection service. Waste Management’s highest priority is safety.  Safety is the highest priority for Waste Management’s drivers and in the communities they serve. Garbage collection is ranked annually as one of the top five most dangerous occupations in the United States.  When Waste Management’s drivers are sent out for collection, operational decision makers consider the size of the collection vehicles (averaging over 50,000 lbs), the conditions of the residential streets our drivers spend most of their time on, the stop and start nature of servicing residential streets, the strenuous physical labor, and the proximity to oncoming traffic. These factors create high risk even when the roads are clear, and even more so when the roads are covered in snow and ice. 

The wmnorthwest.com/weatherboard contains the most up-to-date service announcements. The City and Waste Management also send out customer notifications via phone and use a variety of social media platforms, website, press releases and media advisories, if applicable.

 

Converting a per occurrence rate to a monthly charge.

If you have subscribed to a single occurrence service as part of your garbage service, for the purposes of billing the conversion of the weekly fee to a monthly charge is calculated by multiplying the per-occurrence rate by 4.333 (weeks per month).

 

Holidays

Waste Management does not provide service on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. On days after these holidays, your garbage will be collected the day after your normal collection day.

 


Rates 

Water

Water rates are measured in "units." A unit is approximately 750 gallons or 100 cubic feet. Billing is for a two-month period.  A City of Kirkland utility tax of 13.38 percent is added to all water service fees and is listed separately on your bi-monthly utility bill. KMC 5.08.050

Rates Meter Size 2020 Rate
2 Month Billing
2021 Rate
2 Month Billing
Basic Charge 5/8" - 3/4" $32.42 $32.42
1" $55.76 $55.76
1 1/2" $88.62 $88.62
2" $142.14 $142.14
3" $403.72 $403.72
4" $557.66 $557.66
5" $721.04 $721.04
6" $954.66 $954.66
8" $1,421.94 $1,421.94
Charge for Water Consumed per Unit $4.90 $4.90
Sprinkler Meters Per Unit (no basic charge) $7.15 $7.87

 

 

Sewer

Commercial sewer rates are based on water consumption.  A City of Kirkland utility tax of 10.5 percent is added to all sewer service fees and is listed separately on your bi-monthly utility bill. KMC 5.08.050

Sewer Rates 2020 Rate
2 Month Billing
2021 Rate
2 Month Billing
Basic Charge (Includes 12 units for 2 month bill) $120.10 $120.10
Consumption Charge per Unit of Water Consumed above 12 units $10.05 $10.05

 

 

Garbage

The City of Kirkland offers garbage service to commercial customers with recycling service provided at no additional cost up to 150% of the size of the customer's regular garbage service level.  Commercial customers may opt to forego Waste Management-provided service and contract independently for recycling service through another recycling collection service provider.  

Monthly Cart Service
(One pickup per week)
2020 2021
One 35-gallon cart $27.90 $27.90
One 64-gallon cart $51.00 $51.00
One 96-gallon cart $76.50 $76.50
Extra 35-gallon equivalent $6.71 $6.71
Monthly Container Service - Loose (Permanent)
(One Pickup per Week)
2020 2021
1 Cubic Yard Service $97.71 $97.71
1.5 Cubic Yards $123.94 $123.94
2 Cubic Yards $149.65 $149.65
3 Cubic Yards $198.66 $198.66
4 Cubic Yards $248.15 $248.15
6 Cubic Yards $345.73 $345.73
8 Cubic Yards $442.70 $442.70
Monthly Container Service-Compacted Containers
(One Pickup per Week)
2020 2021
1 Cubic Yard Service $247.28 $247.28
1.5 Cubic Yards $343.75 $343.75
2 Cubic Yards $439.52 $439.52
3 Cubic Yards $628.06 $628.06
4 Cubic Yards $817.32 $817.32
6 Cubic Yards $1,724.27 $1,724.27
Roll-Off Service - Loose (Permanent) per Pickup 2020 2021
Service available for 10, 20, 25, 30, or 40 cubic yards) $179.70 $179.70
Roll-Off Service - Loose (Temporary) per Pickup 2020 2021
Service available for 10, 20, 25, or 30 cubic yards) $181.45 $181.45
Roll-Off Service - Compactors per Pickup 2020 2021
Service available for 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 or 40 cubic yards $197.13 $197.13
Miscellaneous Service Fees (per Event) 2020 2021
Container rollouts (per container) $7.90 $7.90
Unlocking lids $2.68 $2.68
Opening Gates $4.75 $4.75
Standby Time (over 5 min.) per minute $3.68 $3.68
Additional Mileage Charge (for hauls to other sites--charge per mile) $7.33 $7.33
Return Trips $42.57 $42.57
Carry-Out Service (per container) $4.75 $4.75
Redelivery $59.92 $59.92
Extra Cart Service (35-gallon equiv.) $6.71 $6.71
Extra Uncompacted Cubic Yard $26.49 $26.49
Steam Cleaning (per yard) $28.37 $28.37