INGLEWOOD – The Inglewood City Council council is expected to approve another trash rate increase during the Nov. 14 regular city council meeting after increasing rates back in March.
The City delayed increasing trash rates until after the runoff election for District 1.
On March 21, the City approved a temporary special rate increase of 3.12% starting April 1 through November 30.
The Council approved the original agreement with Consolidated Disposal Service LLC dba Republic Services on December 14, 2021. That agreement came under scrutiny due to Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts’ brother working for the company at the time.
Although no criminal charges were filed after the $100 million contract was approved, due in part to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office “misplacing” the investigation file, bankruptcy documents surfaced showing the mayor’s brother using the funds derived from his job at Republic Services as a source for his rent payment, to a home owned by the mayor.
Agreement No. 22-087 allows for “annual rate adjustments in accordance with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and special rate adjustments that allow for increased levels of service which reduces service time.”
“The Special Rate Adjustments cover the added cost of increased level of service thereby reducing the service time from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for trash pickup and street sweeping. This increased level of service requires additional labor and equipment as well as 5,500 new “No Parking” signs.”
The City states the benefit of the reduced service time window frees up additional on-street parking which improves the quality of life of the residents.
Trash rates will increase as follows:
- Residential rates will increase 6.2%
- Commercial rates will increase 4.81%
- Rolloff tonnage (except Mixed and C&D debris) will increase 5.47%
- Rolloff tonnage mixed and C&D debris will increase 20.28%
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