The Huntington Beach City Council on Monday night voted to increase residential trash fees by 34 cents a month, an amount less than what city staff had initially proposed.
An annual review of the agreement with Rainbow Disposal Company Inc., which contracts with the city to pick up trash, resulted in an increase in cost of service to be passed onto customers.
With the 34-cent fee increase, each household's trash fee will go from $18.62 to $18.96 per month.
Rainbow had not increased bills for the past two years. City staff proposed adding another 30 cents a month for administration costs. Twenty-three cents of the administrative cost was slated to go toward trimming the city trees to prevent trash trucks from hitting them.