Single Family Residential Utility Rates

2021 Single Family Rates

Water

Water rates are measured in "units." A unit is approximately 748 gallons or 100 cubic feet. Billing is for a two-month period.

Water Rates 2020 Rate
2 Month Billing
2021 Rate
2 Month Billing
Basic Charge (includes first 4 units of water per 2 month billing period) $43.14 $43.14
Charge for Additional Water Consumed
Units 5 though 24 $5.17 $5.17
Units 25 and greater $6.80 $6.80

 

A 13.38 percent City of Kirkland utility tax is added to all water service charges and is listed separately on your bi-monthly utility bill. KMC 5.08.050

The average person uses 3 units of water per month. So, a family of 4 would use 24 units per billing cycle. Your actual consumption may vary depending on lifestyle and season. A leaky toilet or water leak can dramatically increase your bill. Bills also may be substantially higher during warmer months, when you may use a lot of water outdoors.

 

Sewer

Residential sewer rates are based on average winter water consumption (AWWC) which is calculated annually on each residence.

Sewer Rates 2020 Rate
2 Month Billing
2021 Rate
2 Month Billing
Basic Charge - King County Wastewater Treatment $90.66 $90.66
Kirkland Wastewater (6 Units Included) $32.94 $32.94
Total Minimum Charge $123.60 $123.60
Sewer consumption charge per unit of average
winter water consumed
$5.49 $5.49

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

 

Garbage

Waste collection rates are based on the size garbage cart that you select. Weekly recycling and food yard waste service is included.

Garbage Cart Size   Monthly Cost   Bi-Monthly Cost 
(as billed)
Garbage Service Frequency
35 gallon $7.24 $14.48 Collected once a month (final week of the month)
10 gallon $8.97 $17.94 Collected once a week
20 gallon $17.92 $35.84 Collected once a week
35 gallon $27.90 $55.80 Collected once a week
64 gallon $51.00 $102.00 Collected once a week
96 gallon $76.50 $153.00 Collected once a week

Rates do not include applicable taxes and fees. Customers are billed bi-monthly. Garbage service is mandatory in Kirkland.

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

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). A hazardous waste fee of $1.96 is included on the utility bill and remitted to King County.

Rates for Extra Material

Extra recycling is free. Extra garbage and yard waste, that won't fit inside your cart with the lid completely closed, are subject to a charge. That means even you could be charged for an extra if your cart is overflowing and the lid is not closed. Extra material is charged by unit, based on volume.

  • Extra garbage = $6.71 tax/each (up to 32 gallons of garbage per charge)
  • Extra yard waste = $5.95 tax/each (up to 32 gallons of yard waste per charge)
  • Extra 96-gallon yard waste cart for two months = $32.42 tax

How to put out extra material

Miscellaneous Service Fees

  • Carry-out Surcharge - $11.48
  • Drive-in - $19.16
  • Return Trip (per occurrence) - $21.10
  • Re-delivery Fee (per occurrence) - $28.78

Bulky Item Collection (Charge)

Call Waste Management at 1-800-592-9995 to schedule bulky item collection at the curb. Furniture is disposed as garbage, not recycled. 2021 rates for bulky items are:

  • Sofas - $81.15
  • Mattresses and box springs - $76.00
  • Chairs - $76.00
  • Refrigerator / freezer - $83.78
  • Appliances - $78.56

Temporary Dumpster

Temporary Container Service per Pickup   2021
4 yard $105.28
Daily Rent $2.41
Delivery Fee $72.95

Service Information

Residents' curbside garbage collection service includes weekly recycling and food+yard waste. Learn where to put your cart, what you can put in each of your carts, what to do with extra material, holiday schedules and how to get service assistance.

Learn about your waste collection service.