Rate Increase Proposed for West Spokane County Customers

Dear Customer:

Sunshine Disposal & Recycling has filed a request with the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission to increase rates in Spokane County effective July 1, 2017.  This increase is to cover increased operating costs including labor, maintenance, medical benefits and equipment.  Our last rate increase took effect January 1, 2017 and covered disposal fees only.

Residential Monthly Rates

Current          Proposed

32 Gal Toter Monthly        $12.49             $14.05

32 Gal Toter Weekly           20.26               22.29

64 Gal Toter Wkly               27.52               30.25

96 Gal Toter Wkly               35.02               38.30

Extra Unit                              4.44                 4.87


Commercial Monthly Rates

Monthly Rental                         EOW Service               Weekly Service

Current      Proposed     Current      Proposed     Current      Proposed

Commercial Container Service

1 Yd                                     $ 9.74     $11.10           $42.27        $46.07        $84.35        $91.93

2 Yd                                      11.95       13.62             72.72          79.04        145.10        157.57

3 Yd                                      13.00       14.82             99.39        107.63        198.31        214.77

4 Yd                                      15.38       17.53           124.93        135.10        249.28        269.59

6 Yd                                      19.50       22.23           163.94        176.88        327.13        352.94

8 Yd                                      24.00       27.36           195.80        211.51        390.70        422.05


Roll-Off Pickup and return                Rent                   Per Haul   

10 Yard Drop Box                $55.00    $ 63.50    $ 96.00    $111.00

20 Yard Drop Box                  64.00       74.00       96.00     111.00

30 Yard Drop Box                  86.00       99.00       96.00     111.00

40 Yard Drop Box                  99.00     114.00       96.00     111.00

Regular service is billed three months at a time for residential and one month at a time for commercial.  Other rates not listed may increase by up to 14%.  If you have questions about this proposal, you may contact us at 509-924-5678 or  509-252-3500 (fax) or at our office at 920 N. Argonne Rd, Spokane Valley.

The commission has the authority to set final rates that may be lower or higher than the company’s request, depending on the outcome of its investigation. You can submit comments by going to utc.wa.gov and clicking “Submit a Comment,” or by one of the following options:

Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission

1300 S. Evergreen Park Drive SW

P.O. Box 47250, Olympia, WA  98504-7250

E-mail:  comments@utc.wa.gov

Telephone:  1-888-333-WUTC (9882)


Commission staff will make a recommendation to the commissioners at an open meeting in Olympia, which is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on June 29, 2017. You will have an opportunity to comment in person at this meeting. If you are unable to attend the open meeting, you can participate by telephone by calling 360-664-1234 the day before the open meeting for instructions and to sign in.

A memo containing the staff recommendation will be available on the commission website about three days prior to the open meeting. To view the memo, go to utc.wa.gov. Click on the link near the bottom that says “Documents.”  Under “Open Meetings,” click on “Agendas, Meeting Minutes, and Documents.” When the open meeting date (see above) appears, click on the memo for this filing. This will take you to a page with the memo and any associated attachments.

The commission is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to participants with disabilities. If you need reasonable accommodation, please contact the commission at (360) 664-1132 or human_resources@utc.wa.gov.