Georgetown residents and commercial customers could see higher rates on their solid waste bills within the next month.

What you need to know

In-city residents would see their monthly bill go from $21.71 to $22.69, a $0.98 increase.

Commercial customers using the typical once-per-week service with an 8-yard dumpster would see their bill increase from $174.50 to $191.08, which is $16.58 more per month.

The proposed rate increases came from the city’s cost-of-service study that has been in progress over the past year, Assistant Public Works Director Jack Daly said at the Sept. 26 City Council meeting.

How we got here

The revenues generated by Georgetown’s current rates are not able to support the fees associated with the solid waste system, according to city documents.

Consultant NewGen Strategies recommended Georgetown officials implement increases to the solid waste rates to generate additional revenue that will support the system.

Major takeaways

Council approved the solid waste rate increases on first reading during its Sept. 26 meeting. The final reading and consideration for approval will be at the Oct. 10 meeting.

If approved, the new rates will begin Nov. 1. Click here to view the rate increases.