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Rates, billing and payments

Rates, billing and payments

All residents within the City of Seattle are required by the Seattle Municipal Code to subscribe and participate in garbage, recycling  and compost service.


The mandatory charge for all occupied and unoccupied dwellings applies whether the services are used or not. 

The most effective way to lower your rates is to utilize your recycling and compost containers so that you can use the smallest possible garbage container.


2016 Rates

2017 Rates

2018 Rates

2019 Rates

2020 Rates

2021 Rates


If your home will be vacant for greater than 60 days, contact us to qualify for the vacant rate. 

Billing and payments

You will be billed for service monthly. Invoices are generated on the 5th of each month detailing charges for the previous month. Payment is due the last day of each month for the previous month’s service. At this time, we do not offer invoices electronically.

Payment options


Check or credit card payments may be mailed in using the remittance form attached to your monthly invoice.


We are happy to take credit or debit card payments over the phone during regular office hours (Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm). There is no additional charge for paying over the phone. Our customer service phone number is 206-716-1310.


Check the open account balance from your most recent invoice and make a payment with an e-Check, credit or debit card:


Please note that the payment portal displays only the open balance from your most recent invoice. The open balance displayed updates once a month when invoices are generated and mailed.

Bill Pay with your bank or financial institution

Most financial institutions offer free bill pay service to e-banking customers. Many of our customers prefer to set up a recurring payment via their financial institution. Be sure to include your customer identification number when setting up your recurring payment. We recommend setting your recurring payment to be mailed out mid-month to allow at least a week of processing time.

Payments should be mailed to:

Impact Property Services
PO Box 84025
Seattle WA 98124-8425