UPDATED: Pflugerville City Council approves first ordinance reading of potential trash rate increase

Pflugerville City Council will host two public hearings on a proposed trash rate increase at its Feb. 11 and Feb. 25 meetings. If approved, the rate increase would go into effect March 1. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Pflugerville City Council will host two public hearings on a proposed trash rate increase at its Feb. 11 and Feb. 25 meetings. If approved, the rate increase would go into effect March 1. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)

Pflugerville City Council will host two public hearings on a proposed trash rate increase at its Feb. 11 and Feb. 25 meetings. If approved, the rate increase would go into effect March 1. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)

UPDATED: 10:52 P.M.

Pflugerville City Council approved the first ordinance reading of a potential trash rate increase at its Feb. 11 meeting. The item was approved on consent agenda, meaning no discussion was held prior to voting on the item.

A second and final ordinance reading will be held at council's Feb. 25 meeting. If approved, the rate increase would go into effect March 1.

ORIGINAL POST

Pflugerville City Council will host the first of two public hearings Feb. 11 regarding a proposed trash fee rate increase for in-city and out-of-city residents, according to a Feb. 11 city news release. The rate increases under consideration include a $3.04 increase on its monthly trash rate, a $0.71 increase for an additional trash cart and a $1.43 hike for an added recycle cart, per the release.


The current in-city and out-of-city trash rates are listed as $15.90 and $17.90, according to the release. If approved, the new rates will be listed as $18.94 and $20.94, or a 19.1% and 17% increase, respectively.

The city's current trash and recycling services—trash pickup once weekly and recycling pickup every other week—would not change with the rate increase, according to the release. If approved following its second public hearing Feb. 25, the rate change would go into effect March 1.

City Council will meet for its regular meeting at 7 p.m. on Feb. 11 in City Hall, located at 100 E. Main St., Ste. 500. Residents interested in commenting can speak before council during the public hearing or submit a comment to be read by the council during the meeting.
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By Kelsey Thompson

Kelsey Thompson is the reporter for Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto, where her work focuses on education, city government and community development. Originally from upstate New York, Kelsey relocated to Austin after graduating from Syracuse University in May 2019.


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