St. Cloud to increase costs for garbage collection, recycling and yard waste in 2022-2023


ST. CLOUD – Residents of St. Cloud will pay more to have their trash, recycling and yard waste transported after St. Cloud City Council approved a motion to increase fees in 2022 and 2023.

The city will also increase its rates for special collections and mattress disposal, as well as wastewater service charges to pay for projects and equipment purchases.

Following: St. Cloud City Council Holds Public Hearing to Increase Price of Waste Collection

A rate increase of $ 2.50 per month in 2022 and 2023 will apply to residents who use the 95-gallon cart services offered by the City. Cart service rates have not been increased since their introduction in 2006, according to the city.

Special pickup rates are expected to drop from $ 20 to $ 40 for collecting up to 200 pounds, with a collection fee of $ 20 for every additional 100 pounds. The mattresses will be arranged for $ 30. The last increase in these fees was in 2005.

During a spot check, St. Cloud Public Works employee Glenn Mueller throws each recycling cart into the back of a converted garbage truck where it’s easier to see if non-recyclable materials are mixed. The city conducts spot checks to educate homeowners and reduce the cost of removing garbage from the recycling stream.

The city council also approved a monthly increase of 40 cents and 50 cents in wastewater service charges in 2022 and 2023, respectively, to pay for projects and capital equipment purchases. The last increase in the wastewater tariff dates back to 2016.

St. Cloud has the lowest average monthly wastewater service charge per household in the St. Cloud area. The increased wastewater service will help fund $ 62 million worth of wastewater treatment projects from 2022 to 2024.

The city council set Mtoday’s public hearing earlier this month.

Becca Most is an urban reporter for the St. Cloud Times. Contact her at 320-241-8213 or [email protected] Follow her on Twitter at @becca_most.

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