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Posted on: May 31, 2022

Council approves 7% CPI rate increase for CWD commercial customers

CWD collection truck driving through a neighborhood

MAY 27, 2022 - Council unanimously approved a 7% increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for CWD, the City’s contracted trash and recycling provider. The CPI is what the City pays to CWD, not what residents pay to the City. Residential waste service rates remain at $15.59, a rate unchanged since June 2010.

CWD requested the City consider a 9% CPI increase based on the impacts of rising pay and benefits, fuel, maintenance and other costs. The proposed increase also matches the 9% CPI increase imposed by the U.S. Department of Labor.

The City’s contract with CWD limits residential and commercial CPI increases to a maximum of 5% per year. However, the contract allows CWD to request a higher increase based on unforeseeable cost impacts. To date, the contract’s highest CPI increase was 4.4% in 2008. The 7% increase approved this week takes effect June 1, 2022.

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