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.