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Oakland Proposes New Rate Hike on Recycling to Resolve Contractor Dispute

Article-Oakland Proposes New Rate Hike on Recycling to Resolve Contractor Dispute

While much of the recent controversy around Oakland's new garbage contract has centered on the exorbitant rate increases for commercial composting, the City of Oakland has quietly put forward a new proposal to increase the recycling rates for all residents beyond the fees that officials negotiated and approved last year.

On the agenda of the Oakland City Council tomorrow is a proposal from the city's Public Works Agency to raise recycling rates by more than 10 percent to resolve a dispute with the private contractor California Waste Solutions (CWS). The proposed hike would enable CWS to increase its annual revenue by roughly $800,000, according to the report. 

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