County Garbage, Water & Sewer Rates Going Up

Those who self-haul their garbage and are on Mason County-operated water and sewer systems will pay more beginning in 2019. Disposal rate at all County Transfer and Drop Box stations will increase by 3.5 percent and all water rates, sewer rates and fees at the Rustlewood, Beards Cove, and North Bay Case Inlet water and sewer systems will increase by 3.3 percent.

Mason County Resolution No. 61- 13 ties disposal rates at all Mason County Transfer and Drop Box stations to the October to October Consumer Price Index (CPI U) for the Olympia Metropolitan Area. This increase is to cover the annual cost increase experienced by the County to operate and maintain the Shelton, Hoodsport, Union, and Belfair transfer and drop box station locations.

2019 RATES
Based on the CPI adjustment for 2017 to 2018 of 3.5%, the disposal rates for 2019 at the Mason County Solid Waste Transfer Station is as follows:
(Refuse Collection Tax is 3.6% of the untaxed rates)
2019 RATE WITHOUT TAXES
Solid Waste (Per Ton) $99.52 / TON
Minimum Fee(340 lbs) $16.15
1 Can/ Bag (32 Gal) $5.39
2 Can/ Bag (32 Gal) $10.74
3 Can/ Bag (32 Gal) $12.38
4 Can/ Bag (32 Gal) $13.96
Tire with Rim $5.39
Tire without Rim $3.22
Misc large bulky items $5.39
Appliance w/ Refrigerant $10.74
Auto Battery $1.64
Recyclable Scrap Metal $60.26 / TON
Separated, clean yard $72.15 / TON
Trimmings
Construction Debris $99.52 / TON
55 Gal Drum(s) $99. 52 / TON
Cubic Yard Waste $17. 21
2019 RATES
Based on the CPI adjustment for 2017 to 2018 of 3.5%, the disposal rates for 2019 at the Mason County Solid Waste Facilities in Belrair, Hoodsport, and Union are as follows:
Refuse Collection Tax is 3.6% of the untaxed rates)
2019 RATE WITHOUT TAXES
Solid Waste (Per Cubic Yard) $20.41/ CY
Minimum Fee
(more than six 32-gal bags less than 1 cy) $20.41
1 Can/ Bag (32 Gal) $5.39
2 Cans / Bags ( 32 Gal) $10.74
3 Cans / Bags ( 32 Gal) $12.38
4 Cans / Bags ( 32 Gal) $13.96
5 Cans / Bags ( 32 Gal) $16.15
6 Cans / Bags ( 32 Gal) $17.76
1 55- gal drum $10.76
2 55- gal drums $14.54
3 55- gal drums $17.76
Misc. large bulky items $20.41
Appliance w/Refrigerant $26.93
Tire with Rim (1 only) $18.73
Each additional Tire with Rim $5.39
Tire without Rim (1 only) $5.39
Each additional Tire without Rim $3.23
Auto Battery $1.64
Recyclable Scrap Metal $5.39 / per 32 gal

Mason County Resolution No. 146-08, No. 05-09, and No. 06-09 ties all water and sewer rates, and fees at the Rustlewood, Beards Cove, and North Bay Case Inlet water and sewer systems to the consumer price increase (CPI- U) for the Bremerton Area for the one year period ending April 2018. This increase applies to all charges associated with the referenced water and sewer utility systems, including monthly service rates, connection and permit fees and other related charges; as well as covering the annual cost increase experienced by the County for the operation and maintenance of the above referenced water and sewer utility systems. Notices will be mailed out to all Beards Cove, North Bay and Rustlewood utility users.

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