Single Family Residential Utility Rates

Single Family Rates

Discounted rates are available for low-income seniors and disabled residents.

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
2022 Rate
2 Month Billing

Basic Charge (includes first 4 units of water per 2 month billing period) $43.14 $43.14  $43.58
Charge for Additional Water Consumed  
Units 5 though 24 $5.17 $5.17  $5.22
Units 25 and greater $6.80 $6.80  $6.87

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
2022 Rate
2 Month Billing

Basic Charge - King County Wastewater Treatment $90.66 $90.66  $94.74
Kirkland Wastewater (6 Units Included) $32.94 $32.94  $32.94
Total Minimum Charge $123.60 $123.60  $127.68
Sewer consumption charge per unit of average
winter water consumed
$5.49 $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 compost service is included. 

Rates for Curbside Collection Service

Garbage
Cart Size 
Garbage Service Frequency
July 2022
Monthly Cost
Jan 2023
Monthly Cost 
Jan 2024
Monthly Cost
35 gallon  Collected once a month (final week of the month) $9.85
$11.44 $12.42
10 gallon Collected once a week   $12.21
$14.18 $15.38
20 gallon Collected once a week   $24.38 $28.32 $30.73
35 gallon Collected once a week    $37.96 $44.09 $47.84
64 gallon Collected once a week    $69.40 $80.60 $87.46
96 gallon Collected once a week    $104.10 $120.89 $131.19

Customers are billed bi-monthly. Rates do not include applicable taxes and fees. 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 monthly hazardous waste fee of $1.04 is included on the utility bill and remitted to King County.

Included Curbside Services

Additional items available for collection next to your cart include:

Charges 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 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. Charges are subject to tax.

Service
July 2022
Jan 2023
Jan 2024
Extra garbage - up to 32 gallons (each)
 $8.11 $8.36  $8.80
Extra yard waste - up to 32 gallons (each)
 $6.85 $7.13  $7.74
Extra 96-gallon yard waste cart (monthly)
 $22.06 $25.62  $27.65

How to put out extra material

Miscellaneous Service Fees

Service
July 2022
Jan 2023
Jan 2024
Carry-out Surcharge (per month) $7.81
$9.07  $9.84
Drive-in (per month) $13.04 $15.14  $16.43
Return Trip (per occurrence) $28.71 $33.34  $36.18
Re-delivery Fee (per occurrence)   $39.18 $45.50  $49.37

Charges are subject to tax.

Bulky Item Collection (Charge)

Contact Waste Management at 425-587-0040 / 1-800-592-9995 or pnwrsservices@wm.com to schedule bulky item collection at the curb. Each single family home has access to collection of one bulky item per year at no additional cost. Collection fees are per occurrence per item.

Furniture is disposed as garbage, not recycled — we encourage you to donate, sell, or give away usable furniture. Charges are subject to tax.

Service
July 2022
Jan 2023
Jan 2024
Sofa $31.70
$33.01  $34.50
Mattresses and box spring
 $31.70 $33.01  $34.50
Chair  $31.70 $33.01  $34.50
Refrigerator / freezer
 $42.26  $44.02  $46.00
Appliance  $31.70  $33.01  $34.50
 Miscellaneous, per cubic yard  $143.68 $166.87   $181.07

Temporary Dumpster

Temporary Container Service Per Pickup   July 2022
Jan 2023 Jan 2024
4 yard $143.26 $166.38 $180.54
Daily Rent $3.28
$3.81 $4.13
Delivery Fee $99.27 $115.28 $125.10

Charges are subject to tax.

 

  

   

 

 

 

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