On Monday night, the Huntington Beach (Calif.) City Council voted 6-1 in favor of increasing rates for trash collection. The increase coincides with the increases that Republic Services charges the city for collection.
Under the approved plan, rates will increase from $19.61 to $19.81 per month per household on July 1, and increase again by 76 cents per month on November 1. For two years after that, increases of 20 cents per month will be implemented.
Los Angeles Times has more details:
Trash collection rates in Huntington Beach will rise steadily over the next couple of years after the City Council voted Monday night in favor of a plan intended to help balance the city’s refuse fund.
The council voted 6-1, with Councilman Erik Peterson dissenting, to approve a series of rate increases that start July 1 and end two years later. The increases coincide with increases in what Republic Services — formerly Rainbow Environmental Services — charges the city for collection.
The refuse fund, which the city uses for trash-related services, has not kept pace with expenses and has amassed a deficit of $565,000 since a trash collection rate increase wasn’t approved in 2011, according to a city staff report.