Garbage rates set to rise |

Garbage rates set to rise

Garbage collection fees will rise 3 percent in Grass Valley, 6.26 percent in Nevada City and an estimated 6.26 percent in unincorporated areas of Nevada County, according to information from Waste Management of Nevada County.

The rates go into effect retroactively to Feb. 1, and come to slightly more than $14 per month for a 32-gallon bin.

“Fuel costs have increased significantly over the last two years, and we can no longer afford to absorb this escalating cost,” Waste Management district manager Steve Jones wrote to Nevada City sanitation director Michael Hill-Weld in December.

Grass Valley City Council members approved the yearly increase at Tuesday’s council meeting. The Nevada County Board of Supervisors will consider the rate increase at their regularly scheduled meeting Feb. 28.

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