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What is the refuse (solid waste collection) tax?

It is a tax on the fees for the collection, transfer, storage, or disposal of solid waste.


How do I pay the tax?

The refuse tax is a consumer tax collected and remitted to Department of Revenue by the service provider on the excise tax return.


What rate do I pay?

The rate is .036 and is collected by the provider from the customer.


What are the funds used for?

Funds are used to provide financial assistance to local governments for repair and maintenance of public works projects.

Forms & publications

Tax Reference Manual (pdf)

References

Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 82.18
Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 458-20-250