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Residential Collection Fee Updates
On Sept. 19, 2023, City Council adopted the ordinance amending the service fee for overloaded carts and loose bags in Chapter 12.5, Environmental Protection and Compliance, Article VIII, Solid Waste and Recycling, Division 4, Deposits, Rates and Collection, Section 12.5-841.1, Residential Collection Fees.
Under the rules of the Residential Collections Program, residents are required to put their garbage and recycling materials into their respective collection bins by 7 a.m. of their assigned collection day. Residents are responsible for ensuring all items fit into the bins and that lids are properly and securely closed to allow for SMART Truck Technology use.
Any garbage or recycling materials that do not allow for the lids to be properly and securely closed are considered “overloaded/overfilled” while any and additional bags set outside of or next to the carts are considered “loose bags”. Both instances are not allowed in the program and are considered “non-compliant”.
The ordinance will amend Section 12.5-841.1 of the City Code to increase the overloaded carts and loose bags collection rate as follows:
- From citation issuance to $6.00 per cart for overloaded carts.
- From $10.00 per bag to $3.00 per bag for loose bags.
These new fees go into effect on January 1, 2024.