City officials are now applying a 4.5% increase to solid waste rates for Georgetown residents and commercial customers.

What you need to know

Monthly bills for in-city residents went from $21.71 to $22.69, a $0.98 increase.

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

The increases went into effect Nov. 1.

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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.

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Click here to view the rate increases.