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Sacramento, Calif., Considering Trash Rate Hike

Residents could see a $12.33 increase per month for their garbage, recycling and yard waste collection services.

Sacramento, Calif., is considering a rate change that would cost residents an additional $12.33 a month for their garbage, recycling and yard waste collection services, as well as street sweeping.

Currently, the average customer with a 64-gallon container pays $36.89 a month, but if the rate change gets approved, that bill will increase in phases, reaching $49.22 in fiscal year 2023.

According to the city of Sacramento’s website, the increase would help address restrictions and shrinking markets for recyclables, labor cost increases, landfill maintenance expenses, increasing costs for solid waste operations and new costs associated with yard waste and organics disposal and food waste collection.

CBS13 has more details:

The City of Sacramento may start charging residents an additional 12 dollars and 33 cents a month to cover garbage, recycling, and yard waste collection, along with street sweeping.

The proposed rate change will likely be voted on by the Utilities Rate Advisory Commission in August, with the full City Council voting on it in the Fall.

Currently, the average family with a 64-gallon container monthly bill pays $36.89. If the rate hike gets approved, that goes to $39.63 on January 1, 2020; $42.59 in Fiscal Year 2021; $45.78 in Fiscal Year 2022; and $49.22 in Fiscal Year 2023, which is a 31 percent increase from the current rate.

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