I was charged an Unsecured Load Fee at my last trip to the landfill, what is this?
In May of 2005, Yakima County passed an unsecured load ordinance (Yakima County Code Section 6.02.030) to help prevent roadside litter and to encourage the safe transport of material over our roadways. The Yakima County unsecured load fee can be $5 or $15 depending on the capacity of your vehicle. Washington State also has an unsecured load fine which is $194 and an additional fine for littering which can range from $103 to $5,000 depending on the size of the item. Find out more about loads and fees from the Landfill Fees page.

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1. Is curbside recycling available to me?
2. Why can't we recycle glass in our curbside program?
3. Why can we not recycle glass in Yakima County?
4. How do I recycle my CFL’s and fluorescent tubes?
5. Where do I recycle an old TV?
6. Where do I recycle an old computer?
7. Can I recycle shredded paper?
8. Do the labels need to come off when I recycle my bottles and steel/tin cans?
9. Do I need to remove the caps from my soda bottles and milk jugs?
10. Does Yakima County sell compost?
11. I was charged an Unsecured Load Fee at my last trip to the landfill, what is this?