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Las Vegas City Council Approves Residential Trash Bill Surcharge

Las Vegas City Council Approves Residential Trash Bill Surcharge

The surcharge of about 78 cents per month will help with cleaning city streets and boosting public safety.

The Las Vegas City Council on Wednesday approved a residential trash bill surcharge of about 78 cents per month. The surcharge will help with cleaning city streets and boosting public safety, according to a Las Vegas Sun report.

The surcharge, which will go into effect in October, is expected to raise more than $3 million by fiscal year 2020 and more than $4 million by fiscal year 2021. 

Las Vegas Sun as more details:

Las Vegas residents will see their trash bills increase by about 78 cents per month starting this fall as part of a new effort to clean city streets and enhance public safety.

The City Council approved a resolution Wednesday to establish a fund to address sanitation concerns and remove trash and debris in Las Vegas through a surcharge of no more than 5% imposed on residential trash bills. The surcharge will go into effect in October.

Karen Duddlesten, Las Vegas’ Chief Community Services Officer, said the effort will address growing concerns about trash, debris and human waste in public spaces, which pose hazards for pedestrians and vehicles and strain infrastructure.

“Across the city, we’re seeing increasing environmental and health cleanup issues,” Duddlesten said. “We’re seeing them on our streets, vacant lots and in public rights of way, including parks, storm drains, trails and alleys.”

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