PLEASANTON -- Pleasanton residents and businesses will pay a little more for their trash pickup starting Jan. 1.
The Pleasanton city council on Nov. 27 approved part of a rate increase proposed by Pleasanton Garbage Service, which will raise bills for all customers by 5 percent. The monthly fee for a 35-gallon garbage bin will rise about $1.45 to $30.59 a month. The cost of service for a 96-gallon bin will go up $1.73 to $36.30 a month.
The rate hike covers a projected increase in operating costs for trash collection and recycling operations and a 1 percent increase to the city franchise fee, according to the Pleasanton city manager's office.
City Manager Nelson Fialho will continue talks with the Pleasanton Garbage Service over the city's current franchise agreement, including the implementation of Alameda County's mandatory commercial recycling law, and will report back to the City Council within nine months.