Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009 at 2:38 pm in Orinda.
According to the Central Contra Costa Solid Waste Authority, they will begin charging new higher rates starting the first of the new year. A rate increase will be specifically targeted toward Orinda residents and businesses.
The suggested and likely rate increase will be 2.4% for residential trash service and 3.6% for commercial trash service.
To view the CCCSWA’s current rates that became effective in March of this year, they are available online here: http://www.wastediversion.org/files/managed/Document/231/Book1.pdf
The CCCSWA’s main website is located here: http://www.wastediversion.org. It provides a lot of good information about recycling, which could potentially help lower your trash rates, if you are able to downsize to a smaller trash container.