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: 'Test to Treat' Available in San Joaquin County, In Time For Holiday Weekend
It comes as a new state requirement for cities to collect and compost food waste goes into effect.READ MORE: Sacramento City Unified Fails To Identify Those Responsible For Racist Acts Directed At West Campus Vice Principle Dr. Elysse Versher
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: Highway 12 Fully Reopens Near Rio Vista After Major Crash
City leaders say the higher rates will also help streets to be swept more often.