Office Of The Refuse Rates Administrator

We are responsible for setting fair, transparent, and accountable refuse rates as the City continues to pursue its Zero-Waste goals.

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Residential Refuse Rates Finalized for 2024 and 2025

Most residents will see an increase of less than $2 in total over two years. The Refuse Rate Board has approved rate increases of 1.33% in 2024 and 2.55% in 2025, for a total of approximately $1.83 for each household (single family home).

Refuse Rate Setting Process & Submissions

The RRA initiated the rate-setting process in February and solicited rate change request forms. Public meetings began in March, with new rates determined by the Refuse Rate Board over the summer that went into effect in October.


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The Refuse Rate Reform Ordinance Of 2022 amends the Refuse Collection and Disposal Ordinance (“the Refuse Ordinance”) to restructure the refuse rate setting process to replace hearings before the Department of Public Works with a requirement that the Controller, as Refuse Rate Administrator, regularly monitor the rates and appear before the Refuse Rate Board to recommend rate adjustments. For more information, please contact

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