• New Solid Waste rates in effect starting June 1

    May 22, 2021
    New solid waste rates will go into effect starting June 1, 2021:
    • General solid waste at Skagit County Transfer and Recycling Station and the Sauk Transfer Station will increase from $99 to $101 per ton.
    • The minimum charge for residential waste disposal will also increase from $16 to $18
    Recycling and household hazardous waste drop-off will remain free for households, and rates at the Clear Lake Compactor site will remain at $7 per 32 gallon can.

    “The Solid Waste division is funded entirely by disposal and user fees. This rate increase is part of a rate structure that was approved in 2019,” said Solid Waste Division Manager Margo Gillaspy. “Incremental increases ensure that our system remains fiscally sustainable.”

    Under the approved rate structure, per-ton rates rise incrementally each year, ending in 2023. The rate for general solid waste will increase by $2 per year starting in 2020, topping out at $105 per ton. The minimum charge for residential waste will also increase by $2 per year starting in 2020, topping out at $20. Public Works assesses the Solid Waste rate structure periodically to ensure that the system remains fiscally sustainable.  

    For questions or more details, please contact Margo Gillaspy at margog@co.skagit.wa.us or 360-416-1400.
    SKAGIT COUNTY, WASHINGTON
    County Commissioners: Lisa Janicki, Peter Browning, Ron Wesen
    1800 Continental Place, Suite 100
    Mount Vernon, WA 98273

    commissioners@co.skagit.wa.us