On Monday, Oct. 18, the city of San Mateo will be having a public hearing regarding a (25%) monthly rate increase for residential refuse-recycling-compost collection by Recology.
Under normal circumstances, I understand cost going up, but I find the increase excessive going from a monthly cost of $15.59 to $19.59 for their smallest refuse container, from $25 to $29, for their next larger bin. Especially when as a single person I hardly produce one-fifth of the bin. The same with the recycling and compost.
As a majority of residents are 50+ are needed to quash increases due to Proposition 218, I know this is probably a moot point but I thought it was something city residents should be reminded or aware of should they have missed the city’s notice months ago.
As I said, I understand an increase, but 25%?
Don’t forget also the recycling centers are pretty much gone so they reap those benefits, which was supposed to offset increases but that apparently isn’t doing what it did, did it?