Multifamily Residential Utility Rates

 About Residential Multifamily Accounts

Types of Containers

Waste Management provides containers for multi-family accounts. Please call them at 800-592-9995 for additional information.

See available container sizes(PDF, 439KB).

Billing Information

The City of Kirkland will send you a bill for the prior two months of service. If you have water or sewer through the City, these charges will also appear on this 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.

Click here for further payment information.

 

Converting a per occurrence rate to a monthly charge

It is considered that there are 4.3333 weeks in a month so you multiply the per-occurrence rate by 4.333.

 

Service Delays Due to Inclement Weather

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.

Our goal is to notify residents the night before if it clear that service must be delayed but that’s not always possible. If the Waste Management operations team is going to evaluate road conditions in the morning, the notification cannot be performed the evening before but will be made available as soon as possible the next day.

In the event of a missed collection due to unsafe weather and road conditions, Waste Management will attempt to service multifamily properties as soon as it is safe for trucks to safely access the containers.

 

Holidays

Collection service is provided on all holidays except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day.  If you regular service day fall on or after one of these holidays, the your collection day will be pushed forward by one day for that week.  For example, if your regular service day falls on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday) then your collection day will be on Friday.  Friday customers will receive service on Saturday.

 

 

 

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.

Water 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

 

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

Sewer

Multifamily sewer rates are based on water consumption.

Sewer Rates 2020 Rate
2 Month Billing
2021 Rate
2 Month Billing
2022 Rate
2 Month Billing

Basic Charge (Includes 12 units for 2 month bill) $120.10 $120.10  $123.10
Consumption Charge per Unit of Water Consumed above 12 units $10.05 $10.05 $10.30

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

Garbage

A new contract with WM will begin July 1, 2022. Businesses will have access to unlimited recycling capacity with their garbage service.

Monthly Cart Service
(One pickup per week)
2021 Jan 2022
Feb 2022
 July 2022
One 35-gallon cart $27.90  $28.45  $32.83  $37.96
One 64-gallon cart $51.00  $52.01  $60.01  $69.40
One 96-gallon cart $76.50  $78.02  $90.01  $104.10
Monthly Container Service - Loose (Permanent)
(One Pickup per Week)
2021 Jan 2022  Feb 2022
 July 2022
1 Cubic Yard Service $97.71  $99.67  $111.43  $124.53
1.5 Cubic Yards $123.94  $126.42  $141.35  $157.96
2 Cubic Yards $149.65  $152.95  $171.01  $191.11
3 Cubic Yards $198.66  $202.65  $226.58  $253.20
4 Cubic Yards $248.15  $253.12  $283.01  $316.26
6 Cubic Yards $345.73  $352.65  $394.29  $440.62
8 Cubic Yards $442.70  $451.57  $504.88  $564.81
Monthly Container Service-Compacted Containers
(One Pickup per Week)
2021 Jan 2022
 Feb 2022
 July 2022
1 Cubic Yard Service $247.28  $252.23  $281.99  $315.14
1.5 Cubic Yards $343.75  $350.63  $392.01  $438.07
2 Cubic Yards $439.52  $448.32  $501.20  $560.13
3 Cubic Yards $628.06  $640.64  $716.20  $800.39
4 Cubic Yards $817.32  $833.69  $932.03  $1,041.57
6 Cubic Yards $1,749.56  $1,784.60  $1,995.13  $2,229.59
Roll-Off Service - Loose (Permanent) per Pickup 2021 Jan 2022
 Feb 2022
 July 2022
Service available for 10, 20, 25, 30, or 40 cubic yards $179.70  $183.29  $194.26  $205.93
Roll-Off Service - Loose (Temporary) per Pickup 2021 Jan 2022
 Feb 2022
 July 2022
Service available for 10, 20, 25, or 30 cubic yards $181.45  $185.08  $196.15  $207.94
Roll-Off Service - Compactors per Pickup 2021 Jan 2022
 Feb 2022
 July 2022
Service available for 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 or 40 cubic yards $197.13  $201.07  $213.10  $225.90
Miscellaneous Service Fees (per Event) 2021 Jan 2022
 Feb 2022
 July 2022
Container rollouts (per container) $7.90  $8.06  $9.01  $10.07
Unlocking lids $2.68  $2.73  $3.06  $3.42
Opening Gates $4.75  $4.85  $5.42  $6.05
Standby Time (over 5 min.) per minute $3.68  $3.74  $3.97  $4.21
Additional Mileage Charge (for hauls to other sites--charge per mile) $7.33  $7.48  $7.92  $8.40
Return Trips $42.57  $43.42  $48.55  $54.25
Carry-Out Service (per container) $4.75  $4.85  $5.42  $6.05
Redelivery $59.92  $61.12  $68.34  $76.37
Extra Cart Service (35-gallon equiv.) $6.71  $6.89  $7.13  $8.11
Extra Uncompacted Cubic Yard $26.49  $27.02  $30.21  $33.76
Pressure Washing (per yard) $14.19  $14.97  $15.87  $16.82

A City of Kirkland utility tax of 10.5 percent is added to all solid waste service fees and is listed separately on your bi-monthly utility bill. KMC 5.08.050

Garbage service also includes recycling service, up to 150%* of the volume of your garbage service. Eligible properties can also add food scrap collection service for no additional cost.

* Starting in July 2022, commercial customers will have access to unlimited recycling capacity for no additional cost.

King County Board of Health requires hazardous waste fees from every solid waste account (Code of the King County Board of Health 2.08.090, RCW 70.05.060 and RCW 70.105.220). The hazardous waste fee is based on your specific service level. Tiered fees were implemented to more fairly reflect garbage volumes.

2022 hazardous waste monthly fees:

  • Small (up to 96 gallons): $1.80
  • Medium (between 96 gallons & 10 cubic yards): $14.82
  • Large (10 cubic yards or more): $56.96

If you have questions about the Hazardous Waste Fee please contact 206-263-8899.