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Billing

In order ensure LA Sanitation's ability to maintain all aspects of its three programs of Clean Water, Solid Resources, and Watershed Protection, each city resident is billed a monthly charge.
 

Sewer Service Charge (SSC)
The Sewer Service Charge (SSC) is applied to metered water use to obtain money for constructing and maintaining sewers and sewage treatment plants, and for treating sewage which is discharged into the sewer system. The officially adopted ordinances, rules, and regulations will rule in case of any conflicts. Refer to Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) Section 64.41, as modified or to the actual LAMC code citing.

This fee is on your Department of Water and Power (DWP) bill, if you are currently billed for the service. The charge is based on metered water use and generates funds for constructing and maintaining wastewater facilities such as sewers and sewage treatment plants, and for treating the sewage that is discharged into the sewer system.

The current SSC rate is​ $4.80 per 748 gallons or one HCF (hundred cubic feet) of sewage volume​.

For this fiscal year, the DWCF is 0.98 and the Rainy Season Review Period (RSRP) was from October 17, 2016 to April 8, 2017.

The low income surcharge (LIS) is 0.00572 of your SSC amount. For commercial customers, the default percentage discharge is 93%.




Solid Resources Fee (SRF) 
The Solid Resources Fee not only funds the collection of solid waste, it pays for salaries, direct and indirect overhead, equipment, ancillary equipment, refuse and recycling containers and vehicles, landfill costs, whether for disposal or for resource recovery facilities or refuse to energy and fuel facilities or closure of City owned facilities, development, acquisition, construction, operation and maintenance of equipment, alternative fuel infrastructure, buildings or facilities used in the collection, recycling, recovery of waste resources and/or disposal of solid waste or storage of solid waste related equipment, transfer facilities, resource recovery facilities or transfer equipment, maintenance of transfer facilities or equipment, or for facilities and equipment used in the recovery of waste resources in the form of energy, alternative fuels or manufacturing feedstocks.

Since the Solid Resources Fee funds more than just refuse collection, the fee is still applied - even if your dwelling produces little or no refuse waste. SRF fees are automatically applied to your DWP utility bill or may even be billed separately through the Director of Finance in the case of non-DWP utility customers. If applied via the DWP bill, the amount of the SRF appearing on the bill would be equal to two months’ worth of SRF charges as a result of the bi-monthly distribution cycle of the DWP statements.

Single family dwellings are defined as a building designed for residential occupancy, and containing one or two dwelling units (duplexes). This is interpreted so that free-standing detached dwellings (including those part of a townhome or condominium development) will be charged the monthly Single Family Dwelling Rate ($36.32)

Multiple family dwellings are defined as any building, structure, unit, or location designed for residential occupancy, exclusive of “Single Family Dwellings”. These are typically apartments, townhomes, and condominiums with units being attached most commonly by a shared wall, enclosed laundry or utility room.


$36.32/month for single family dwellings and duplexes
$24.33/month for multi-family dwellings (three or more units).
ORD 180,116 (Adopted 8-6-08, Eff. 9-8-08)



2011 SRF NOTICE

Pursuant to Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 66.40 et seq., the City of Los Angeles (“City”) charges residents receiving City sanitation services a Solid Waste Collection, Transfer, Recycling Recovery of Waste Resources and Disposal Fee (“Solid Resource Fee” or “Fee”). The bimonthly charge for the Solid Resource Fee is a separate line item (called “Solid Resources Fee”) found on your Los Angeles Department of Water and Power bill under the page heading entitled “City of Los Angeles Municipal Services”. (The Fee billed may vary between billing cycles, depending on the length of the applicable billing cycle).

You should not be charged a Solid Resource Fee if you live in a multiple-family dwelling that does not currently receive Bureau of Sanitation refuse collection service from the City. If you do not know whether you receive refuse collection from the Bureau of Sanitation, or if you have any questions about the Solid Resource Fee, believe that you are entitled to an exemption for this Fee, and/or believe that you are being charged this Fee in error (or in an erroneous amount), please call LA Sanitation's 24-hour Customer Care Center at 1-800-773-2489 ; TTD (1 213 473-5663). 

Según el Código Municipal de la Ciudad de Los Ángeles, Artículo 66.40 y ss., la Ciudad de Los Ángeles (“Ciudad”) cobra a los residentes de la Ciudad que reciben servicios de saneamiento de Residuos Sólidos que son Recolección, traslado, reciclaje, recuperación de los recursos y la tarifa de disposición de Residuos (“Tarifa de Recursos Sólidos” o “Tarifa”). El cobro bimestral de la Tarifa de Recursos Sólidos se encuentra en su factura del Departamento de Agua y Luz de la Ciudad de Los Ángeles en la partida titulada “City of Los Angeles Municipal Services” en el renglón titulado “Solid Resources Fee”. (La Tarifa facturada puede variar entre los ciclos de facturación, dependiendo de la duración del ciclo a facturar). 

No se deberá cobrar la Tarifa de Recursos Sólidos si usted reside en una vivienda de apartamentos que no recibe el servicio de recolección de basura de la Agencia de Saneamiento de la Ciudad. Si usted no sabe si recibe el servicio de recolección de basura de la Agencia de Saneamiento, o si tiene alguna pregunta acerca de la Tarifa de Recursos Sólidos, o cree que usted tiene derecho a una exención de esta Tarifa, y / o cree que se le está cargando esta Tarifa por error (o en una cantidad errónea), por favor llame a la Agencia de Saneamiento al 1-800-773-2489 (1-800-773-CITY), TDD (1-213-473-5663).