Proposed Increases to Garbage Collection Rates
Recology San Francisco has applied to the City for approval of proposed increases to the refuse collection and disposal rates that Recology charges its customers in the City. The last set of Rate Changes was approved in 2013.
The final application proposes a rate adjustment of 16.4% effective July 1, 2017. Many apartment buildings and commercial customers may be able to mitigate a portion of this change by “right-sizing” their containers based on material type and volume.
The application proposes separate rate schedules for residential buildings with 1-5 dwelling units and for apartment buildings with 6 or more dwelling units.
A residential customer or property owner may submit written protest against the rate increase application to the Hearing Officer at:
Refuse Rates Hearing Officer
c/o Public Works
City Hall, Room 348
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, California 94102
The public may also submit written comments in advance of any of the hearings by electronic mail to email@example.com
Additionally, the Director of Public Works will hold a series of public hearings on Recology’s application in San Francisco City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton Goodlett Place. Upcoming hearings are as follows:
Wednesday, May 3
City Hall, Room 400
8:00 am - 11:00 am
Thursday, May 4
Prop 218 Hearing
City Hall, Room 416
9:00 am - 11:00 am
The hearing on the written protests will take place on May 4, 2017 at 9:00 am in Room 416 at City Hall.
For more information on protest procedures, the rate application or the rate-setting process, please visit the Public Works refuse rate web page at http://www.sfpublicworks.org/refuserates or the Ratepayer Advocate’s web page at www.ratepayeradvocate.org