Rates to increase for trash pickup in McKinney

McKinney City Council approved a rate increase for trash pickup services May 4. (Courtesy city of McKinney
McKinney City Council approved a rate increase for trash pickup services May 4. (Courtesy city of McKinney

McKinney City Council approved a rate increase for trash pickup services May 4. (Courtesy city of McKinney

McKinney City Council approved a rate increase for trash pickup during its May 4 meeting.

For residents, waste collection rates will increase by $1.60, or 10%, per home. For businesses, collection rates will also increase by about 10%.

Businesses in downtown McKinney are excluded from this increase currently. Due to some billing complications, staff recommended holding off on rate increases for this portion of McKinney until more information is available.

This is the first increase residents will experience for trash pickup since 2006. Over the years, the rate has been raised eight times, but it was not passed on to residents, officials said.

The rate increases come as part of amendments to the city’s agreement with Waste Connections, which provides waste-collection services for the city.


Representatives from Waste Connections met with city staff in 2018 to request rate increases. The city began studying the request and found that increases in labor costs and changes to the recycling market were contributing factors to the rate increase request.

The rate increase will take effect July 1. Waste Connections will continue to shoulder the cost of recycling services.
By Miranda Jaimes
Miranda has been in the North Texas area since she graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014. She reported and did design for a daily newspaper in Grayson County before she transitioned to a managing editor role for three weekly newspapers in Collin County. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 covering Tarrant County news, and is now back in Collin County as the editor of the Frisco and McKinney editions.


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