Recycling & Green Waste Charges Increase Explained
Through conservative fiscal stewardship and by negotiating long-term agreements with the solid waste hauler, Oro Loma has maintained its recycling and green waste charges at $55.20 per year ($4.60 per month) per residential customer since 1993.
In September 2016, significant environmental legislation was signed into law (SB 1383), requiring the standardization of trash, recycling, and green waste carts across the State of California, as well as extensive monitoring and reporting mandates. To meet the requirement, the District will replace all trash, recycling, and green waste carts. To fund the new carts and prepare for the implementation of SB1383 on January 1, 2022, the District proposes an increase of $12.00 per year ($1.00/month) from $55.20/year to $67.20/year, to the District’s residential recycling and green waste charges.
The increase would go into effect on July 1, 2021 and provide the funding necessary to achieve and maintain compliance with SB 1383.
Additionally, Oro Loma proposes an annual increase to residential recycling and green waste charges of $0.50 per unit per month in years 2-5 ($6/year)to fund the rising costs of collecting and processing recyclable and compostable materials.