Visit our Contact Us page to submit a form, give us a call, or send in an email with any question or concerns you may have. Questions may also be answered at upcoming events hosted by the City of Hawaiian Gardens and WRI: Virtual Community Forum on Thursday, September 9 Public Hearing on Tuesday, September
Yes, ratepayers will have an opportunity to ask questions and hear more information at a public Community Forum on Thursday, September 9. You may also submit a written protest. Any record owner of a parcel upon which the Solid Waste Service Fees are proposed for imposition and any tenant directly liable for the payment
The proposed rates reflect costs associated with hauling our City’s waste as well as the costs associated with accommodating the State of California’s new waste hauling requirements. Because of these costs, it is unlikely that there are haulers with lower prices and equivalent services.
The rate structure for the Solid Waste Services Fees includes three customer classes – Commercial, Multi-Family Residential, and Industrial. The rates are determined based on the type of service provided, the size and type of container used for collection of waste, and the frequency of collection. Some residents will not see a rate change
If the City does not approve the rate increase, WRI believes it would be unable to sustain the current level of service and would continue to lose money for providing service at a price significantly below their costs.
In 1996, the California legislature passed the Voter Approval Required Before Local Tax Increases or Proposition 218. The proposition requires all local governments to refer any property-related fees for voter consideration. The City will host a community forum to educate the community further about the process and the City’s specific proposal as well as
The current hauler’s proposed rates are aligned with the refuse rates that residents of neighboring cities are currently paying.
Hawaiian Gardens’ new proposed trash rates would be consistent with the trash rates of surrounding cities.
For standard service (single family & multi-family unity with five or fewer units), there will be an $8 increase per month. The new rate will be $20.95 / month, comparable to surrounding cities’ rates.
In 2018, the former Hawaiian Gardens City Council voted to hire the old waste hauler in an attempt to decrease costs for all residents. The hauler that was chosen in 2018 had the lowest rates of all the waste haulers that bid for the City’s contract, but these rates were too low to sustain sufficient