Starting in April, Lakeway residents will begin paying about 20% more per quarter for waste collection services.

What happened?

An ordinance approved by City Council on March 18 specifies a rate increase from $66.99 to $80.55 per quarter, or about $4.52 more per month, for weekly trash and recycling services.

No additional pickup services will be added, and the level of service will remain the same for all Lakeway residents, a city spokesperson said.

The reason

In February, city officials renewed a five-year contract with service provider Waste Connections Lone Star.

The new rates will account for inflation challenges and the higher volume of bulk recycling in Lakeway as the population continues to grow, a city spokesperson said.

The last time trash collection fees increased for Lakeway was in 2019.