Our Program fulfills local government responsibilities under state law (RCW 70.105.220) for managing hazardous waste. The Program is funded by local hazardous waste fees on solid waste (garbage) and sewer accounts. Fees charged at transfer stations also fund this account.
The King County Board of Health (11.04.060) authorizes these fees. They are deposited in a restricted hazardous waste account. The Program's Management Coordination Committee approves annual work plans and budgets.
We are proposing a rate structure change so businesses and multi-family residences are charged more fairly by volume, replacing the current flat fee that they pay.
This proposed change will be considered by the Board of Health in March and April, 2014. If the proposal is adopted, changes to the rate would become effective January 1, 2015.
1 Business includes all businesses and other commercial enterprises, not-for-profit organizations, governments, schools, universities, hospitals and other institutions. Multi-family includes condominiums, apartment buildings, townhouses and multiplexes.
Last Updated: 2/25/2014