After years of deficits, council agrees to raise city trash collection rates 10-12%

City trash collection rates will increase this October. The only question left following Monday evening’s city council meeting is how high the rate hike will be.

The city sanitation department has ended six of the last nine years with deficits, and will close 2015-16 $216,745 in the red after the purchase of a new trash truck. The only surpluses occurred in 2009-10, when then department closed out the year $21,726 ahead, and in 2011-12, when the final balance was just $4,610. . . .

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