Hawaiian Gardens City Council voted to approve increased rates for Solid Waste Service Fees for all residential, commercial and industrial properties receiving solid waste services in the city. Effective October 1, 2021, the cost for residents living in single family homes or multi-family buildings with 5 units or less will increase to $20.95.
The City has an exclusive franchise agreement with Waste Resources, Inc. (“WRI”) for the collection and handling of solid waste and green waste, food scrap waste, and recycling within the City. The new increased rates for Solid Waste Service Fees are necessary for WRI to recover its costs in providing the solid waste services, including increased costs for operating a solid waste collection and disposal system, maintaining solid waste infrastructure, and to account for inflation. Further, as a result of the implementation of the new Statewide mandated Organics regulations set forth in Senate Bill 1383 (“SB 1383”) that go into effect on January 1, 2022, provision of the solid waste services will generate increased costs relating to legal requirements associated with combining food waste and yard waste in organic carts.
Hawaiian Gardens’ new trash rates are consistent with the trash rates of surrounding cities.