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Record No: CB 118739    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 118739
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 8/15/2016
Ordinance No: Ord 125110
Title: AN ORDINANCE increasing the fee or tax on persons engaged in or carrying on the business of the collection of garbage, rubbish, trash, CDL waste, and other solid waste; amending Seattle Municipal Code Section 5.48.055; and providing a special referendum opportunity as required by state law.
Sponsors: Lisa Herbold
Attachments: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note
Supporting documents: 1. Signed Ordinance 125110, 2. Affidavit of Publication
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE increasing the fee or tax on persons engaged in or carrying on the business of the collection of garbage, rubbish, trash, CDL waste, and other solid waste; amending Seattle Municipal Code Section 5.48.055; and providing a special referendum opportunity as required by state law.
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BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Subsection 5.48.055.B of the Seattle Municipal Code, which section was last amended by Ordinance 123747, is amended as follows:
5.48.055 Solid waste activities subject to tax - Amount
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B. Upon everyone, including The City of Seattle, engaged in or carrying on the business of solid waste collection services, a tax measured by the following:
1. A tax measured by gross income from solid waste collection services in Seattle which includes any charges to customers for transferring, processing, treating, storage, or disposal:
a. Prior to April 1, ((2005, ten (10))) 2017, 11.5 percent of the total gross income from solid waste collection services in Seattle, less income derived from the activities identified in subsection 5.48.055.C ((of this section)).
b. Effective April 1, ((2005, eleven and one-half (11.5))) 2017, 14.20 percent of the total gross income from solid waste collection services in Seattle, less income derived from the activities identified in subsection 5.48.055.C ((of this section)).
((2. A tax measured by solid waste tonnage collected:
a. Effective through December 31, 2006, Twelve Dollars and Forty Cents ($12.40) per ton of solid waste collected in Seattle, excluding the tonnage from recycling when such recycling contains no more than ten (10) percent non-recyclable material by volume, yard and food waste destined for composting, items to be reused or scrapped for salvage, and/or sand and gravel for construction of a public i...

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