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Residential Garbage Rates
New rates effective September 1, 2016

   Cart Size        Standard Rate        *Senior Rate   
(per gallon)        (per month)           (per
month)
    
     48                    $15.93                  $7.97                       
     64                    $21.23                  $10.62
     96                    $31.85                  $15.93
Recycling and Yard Waste carts are free.


**Rates are subject to change**

* To quality for the senior rate you must be 65 years or older, the property owner, and living at the property.  Visit us at the Utility Department located at 401 S. Balsam, Moses Lake, WA 98837 to update your account.  Valid ID is required.

All recycling and yard waste carts are provided to you by the City of Moses Lake at no additional monthly cost. 

Recycling carts and yard waste carts are available in both 64 gallon and 96 gallon sizes.  You may also have multiple carts at no additional monthly cost to you.  A delivery fee may apply.  Call or visit our Utility Department to change your cart configuration, (509)764-3715 or (509)764-3719.

The City Council recently passed an ordinance to raise the garbage rates to reflect our contract increase.  The ordinance was passed on a single reading to match the September 1st increase that the city is contractually obligated to pay to the two contactors that haul the garbage. 

The rates paid to the contactors are automatically adjusted every year on September 1st based on the July Consumer Price Index.  The rate was not made available until August 20th.  Had the City gone through the 2nd reading process the City would have gone a full month between the increase in payments to the contractor and the increase of the rates to the public further contributing  to the decrease in the fund balance.  By raising rates the City charges at the same time as the contactor increase it reduces staff time and cost by only changing the rates in the utility system one time.  Otherwise the hundreds of different rates would need to be changed prior to the first billing in September and then again by the first billing in October.   


Additional Charges
An additional fee up to $12.58 may apply for cart exchanges, pick-up or deliveries.

Garbage Tags
Garbage tags can be purchased in the Utility Department.  Each tag is $3.86 and is good for a 32 gallon bag. 

Commercial Garbage Rates
Call or visit Lakeside Disposal for commercial garbage rates.
2000 W Broadway Ave.
Moses Lake, WA 98837
(509)765-4263