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File #: 2021-0225    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/15/2021 In control: Budget and Fiscal Management Committee
On agenda: Final action: 9/7/2021
Enactment date: Enactment #: 19329
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to solid waste fees charged at recycling and transfer facilities and at the Cedar Hills regional landfill; and amending Ordinance 8891, Section 3, as amended, and K.C.C.10.04.020, Ordinance 12564, Section 2, as amended, and K.C.C.10.12.021 and Ordinance 18784, Section 4, and K.C.C.10.12.058.
Sponsors: Jeanne Kohl-Welles
Indexes: Cedar Hills, Fees, Landfills, Recycling, Solid Waste
Code sections: 10.04.020 - , 10.12.021 - , 10.12.058 - .
Attachments: 1. A. Proposed Solid Waste Disposal Fees for 2022 - June 2021, 2. 2021-0225 transmittal letter, 3. 2021-0225 MSWAC Letter of Support - 2022 Rates, 4. 2021-0225 SWAC Letter of Support - 2022 Rates, 5. 2021-0225 fiscal note, 6. 2021-0225 Legislative Review Form, 7. 2021-0225_SR_SWD_Fee_Increase, 8. 2021-0225_ATT2_AMD1 bar, 9. 2021-0225_RevisedSR_Solid_Waste_Fee_Ordinance
Staff: Rose, Terra
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AN ORDINANCE relating to solid waste fees charged at recycling and transfer facilities and at the Cedar Hills regional landfill; and amending Ordinance 8891, Section 3, as amended, and K.C.C.10.04.020, Ordinance 12564, Section 2, as amended, and K.C.C.10.12.021 and Ordinance 18784, Section 4, and K.C.C.10.12.058.
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STATEMENT OF FACTS:
1. The solid waste division of the department of natural resources and parks provides essential public services that protect human health, the environment, and the quality of life in our region.
2. The solid waste division operates the Cedar Hills regional landfill, eight transfer stations, and two drop boxes. It also provides innovative programs to help customers prevent and recycle waste.
3. The department of natural resources and parks is proposing to increase the basic fee for disposal of municipal solid waste from $140.82 to $154.02 per ton, effective January 1, 2022.
4. The impact on the average single-family household with garbage collection would be approximately seventy-one cents per month in 2022.
5. A fee increase for 2022 enables the solid waste division to maintain essential solid waste disposal and recycling services and generate the revenue needed to carry out programmatic responsibilities required under adopted policies.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KING COUNTY:
SECTION 1. A. This ordinance changes fees charged for solid waste disposal at transfer facilities and at the Cedar Hills regional landfill.
B. The fees are established and assessed under RCW 36.58.040, RCW 70A.200.070 and K.C.C. 10.12.021.
C. Explanation of the proposed fee increase is included in Attachment A to this ordinance, Executive Proposed Solid Waste Disposal Fees for 2022.
SECTION 2. Ordinance 8891, Section 3, as amended, and K.C.C.10.04.020 are hereby amended as follows:
A. "Adjunct transfer station" means a privately owned and operated transfer facility authorized by the county to receive, consolidate and deposit mu...

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