Encinitas considering increasing trash collection rates
By: North County Times
ENCINITAS ---- The Encinitas City Council will consider increasing trash collection rates at its Wednesday meeting.
If approved, monthly trash bills for most residential customers would increase by 72 cents, from $17.12 to $17.84, a 4.2 percent increase.
EDCO Waste and Recycling Services provides trash collection services to Encinitas. A city report published this week cites increased landfill disposal fees and cost of living increases for the proposed rate hikes.
To comply with state laws, the city in April mailed notices to 22,017 property owners informing them of the pending increase and their right to protest it.
A majority of property owners could halt the increase by writing letters of protest, but as of June 4, only five had been submitted, a staffer from the city clerk's office said Friday.
The City Council meets at 6 p.m. Wednesday at 505 S. Vulcan Ave.