Original Proposal

Refuse Rate Increase Proposal

Recology’s application outlines a rate structure that supports the City’s zero waste goals and provides customers with new programs to increase diversion efforts.  The rate application accounts for infrastructure improvements to the City’s recycling and composting facilities, new and enhanced collection services, and a new reporting structure that will comply with statewide guidelines (CalRecycle).

Recology requested to rebate surplus revenues to ratepayers and to increase rates, for an effective increase of 16.40% in the first year, or about $5.70 a month for an average single family home. Additionally, Recology is proposing an increase of 4.98% in the second year, 0.0% increase in the third year, and 0.62% in the fourth year. Without rebates, proposed rates would increase by an average of 22.96% in the first year.

Funds will be invested in the following programs:

  • Update facilities’ processing technologies and infrastructure to accommodate increased volumes of recyclables and adhere to new state composting regulations;
  • Purchase new trash and recycling bins to increase recycling participation and decrease landfill material volumes;
  • Sign a new 5-year labor agreement with our union partners;
  • Account for a new 15-year landfill disposal agreement;
  • Establish new outreach and education programs.

Please see this document for a detailed breakdown of Recology’s proposed rate and service changes. To review SF Public Director’s Report and Recommended Orders that were approved, please click here.