By Brittany Hanson/Garden Grove Journal
Residents of Stanton will soon be paying more for trash pickup.
At Tuesday night’s meeting, the Stanton City Council voted 5-0 to grant a fee increase to CR&R, which handles sanitation duties for the city.
The fee increase for residential trash removal will be $2.24, which raises the current fee of $17.86 to $20.10 for one 90-gallon container, and bring the fee for a second container to $18.69. The fee increase will go into effect on July 1.
This is, according to city manager Carol Jacobs, the first such an increase since 1994. During that time, the county went bankrupt and CR&R made a promise to not increase fees for 15 years.
However, that time is up and so will be the fees. The services included are waste collection, processing, recovery and disposal for residential as well as commercial properties in the city.
Because of the franchise agreement, some portions of the fees cycle back to the city, which goes into the general fund.
Councilmember David Shawver said that the total yearly fees from all participants in the city would amount to around $1.4 million.
In Stanton, 52 percent of all the collected waste is recycled, which is more than most cities in Orange County. The required level of recycling for waste, by the state, is 50 percent per city.
According to a representative from CR&R, that requirement may become 75 percent in 2015.