SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Sacramentans will be seeing an increase in their solid waste disposal rates after the city council approved a new plan.
Council members unanimously approved the hike on Tuesday.READ MORE: Destructive Western Grapeleaf Skeletonizer Moth Found In Napa County
It comes as a new state requirement for cities to collect and compost food waste goes into effect.READ MORE: Stagg High Stabbing Suspect Anthony Gray Ordered To Undergo Mental Evaluation
Residents are expected to see an average monthly solid waste bill increase of $3.83. By 2024, that increase is expected to hit $11.49. The first increase will be taking effect by April 1 and the city will start collecting the food waste by July.MORE NEWS: Boosted Californians Getting COVID At Twice The Rate Of Those Vaccinated But Not Boosted
City leaders say the higher rates will also help streets to be swept more often.