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The following fees shall be charged for recycling program costs within the city of Vancouver:

1. Curbside Recycling.

a. For each dwelling unit in a structure containing from one to four residential dwelling units, $3.27 per month.

b. For each dwelling unit in a structure containing from one to four residential dwelling units, the contractor may invoice a recyclables processing surcharge of $1.59 per month.

2. Multifamily Recycling.

a. Five or more residential dwelling units on a consolidated solid waste collection bill, $1.32 per month per unit.

b. For each dwelling unit in a structure containing five or more residential dwelling units, the contractor may invoice a recyclables processing surcharge of $0.84 per unit per month.

The following optional fees shall be charged to those residents or businesses who voluntarily subscribe for service:

Organics Collection Service

Residential Subscription Options:

2020

Basic subscription, with 96-gallon cart

$7.80 per month

Basic subscription, with 64-gallon cart

6.75 per month

Basic subscription, with 32-gallon cart

5.70 per month

Basic subscription, with 20-gallon cart

4.65 per month

Commercial/Multifamily Subscription Options:

Every other week subscription, with 64-gallon cart

$8.67 per month

Weekly subscription, with 64-gallon cart

17.35 per month

Special/Optional Organics Services:

Additional 32-gallon equivalent

(or portion thereof, per volume)

$3.56 per pickup

Service restart fee,

    within one year of last service

10.63

Optional extra cart rental

1.76 per month

Cart replacement fee

At cost

Cart delivery fee, initial

0.00

Cart delivery fee, subsequent (including cart swap request)

14.18

Late fee: 1.5 percent of balance outstanding at 30 days.

Vacation allowances in conjunction with garbage service vacations only.

Note: For commercial and multifamily sites participating in organics collection service, the above subscription rates and special/optional services fees apply so long as the customer is responsible for placing the cart(s) curbside for the scheduled collection day(s). If the cart(s) at these sites is not placed at the curb on collection day(s) and/or if other special services are requested for these sites, then the special services fees detailed in VMC 6.12.210 may be added as additional charges for each collection. Depending on location specific challenges, organics collection service may not be offered at all multifamily or commercial sites.

(Ord. M-4283 § 6, 2019; Ord. M-4264 § 19, 2019; Ord. M-4240 § 6, 2018; Ord. M-4220 § 6, 2017; Ord. M-4031 § 6, 2012; Ord. M-4006 § 6, 2011; Ord. M-3897 § 6, 2008; Ord. M-3688 § 6, 2005; Ord. M-3631, 2003; Ord. M-3599, 2002; Ord. M-3566, 2001; Ord. M-3518, 2000; Ord. M-3445, 1999; Ord. M-3397, 1998; Ord. M-3334, 1997; Ord. M-3273, 1996; Ord. M-3187, 1995; Ord. M-3069, 1993)

Code reviser’s note: ACM, Amended, 12/29/2008, Correction to dollar amount as the last digit was dropped.