Solid Waste Fees

Solid Waste Tipping Fees

Note:  The rates shown below become effective on February 1, 2021 per Resolution 20-49

Waste TypeCovered PriceUncovered Price
D-Cell (garbage)$42.00 per Ton$84.00 per Ton
Wood$24.50 per Ton$49.00 per Ton
White Goods$24.50 per Ton$49.00 per Ton
Yard Waste$24.50 per Ton$49.00 per Ton


Residential Garbage Charge

Note:  The rate shown below becomes effective on February 1, 2021 per Resolution 20-49

Monthly residential garbage is charged on the monthly utility bill at a rate of $12.25 [$11.50 + $0.75 (6.5% tax)]. As of June 10, 2003, single family residences may purchase the service of additional blue solid waste containers. Each additional container will increase the monthly utility bill by an additional $12.25. Call the Watertown Sanitation Department at 605-882-6219 or complete the request form to request an additional blue solid waste container be delivered to your home.

Commercial Waste Haulers License

Commercial waste haulers within the City Limits must be licensed by the Finance Office at City Hall.  The commercial waste hauler license fee is $50.00.  If you have any questions, please contact the Finance Office at (605) 882-6203.  

Out of Service Area Fees

Note:  The rate shown below becomes effective on February 1, 2021 per Resolution 20-49

Out of service area wastes are charged an additional $14.00 per ton, plus 4.5% sales tax.