After Community Feedback, Phoenix City Council Approves Staff’s Recommendation for a Solid Waste Rate Increase
During the Feb. 11 Policy Session, the Phoenix City Council approved staff’s recommendation to increase the current monthly residential solid waste rate of $26.80.
The increase of will be phased in over two years, which means residential customers will notice an additional $3.75 in their April 2020 bill and then another increase of $3.25 in January 2021.
The decision to approve the increase in the solid waste monthly rate was based on feedback from the public gathered by Phoenix Public Works staff, who implemented a community outreach strategy during the months of December 2019 and January 2020.
More than 5,800 collected surveys from the community revealed: a 90% satisfaction with the city’s delivery of solid waste services nearly; 90% of the respondents value recycling and waste diversion programs and believe they are important; and 60% of respondents were in favor of maintaining the current level of solid waste service. Read Story
Introduction to the Proposed Rate Changes
The City of Phoenix is requesting public input on proposed rate change options for trash and recycling services for city of Phoenix residents. This page was created to provide background information about the proposed rate change options and to collect feedback.
On November 12, 2019, City Council was given a presentation with five options, which included recommendations from a Citizen Advisory Committee and a
consultant study. You can
watch the Nov. 12, 2019 City Council Policy Session on YouTube or
download the Nov. 12, 2019 Rate Change Presentation (7 MB PDF).
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Community Meeting Dates
Updated meeting dates and locations as of 12/10/19. Triggering an address link will launch Google Maps in a new window or tab.
December 11, 2019, 6:30 p.m. D7/D8. South Mountain Community Center, Saguaro Room,
212 E. Alta Vista Road
December 16, 2019, 8:30 a.m. D2/D3. Shadow Mountain Senior Center,
3546 E. Sweetwater Avenue
December 18, 2019, 6:30 p.m. D4/D6. Steele Indian School Park, Memorial Hall, 300 E. Indian School Road
January 9, 2020, 6:30 p.m. D7. Santa Maria Middle School,
7250 W. Lower Buckeye Road
January 13, 2020, 6:30 p.m. D3/D5. Sunnyslope Community Center, Multipurpose Room,
802 E. Vogel Avenue
January 14, 2020, 6:30 p.m. D6. Pecos Community Center,
17010 S. 48th Street
January 15, 2020, 6:30 p.m. D4/D6/D8. Devonshire Senior Center,
2802 E. Devonshire Avenue
January 16, 2020, 6:30 p.m. D2/D3. Paradise Valley Community Center Multipurpose Room,
17402 N. 40th Street
January 21, 2020, 6:30 p.m. D7. ASU Downtown Facility, A.E. England Building,
424 N. Central Avenue
January 22, 2020, 6:30 p.m. D4/D5/D7. Desert West Community Center (Meeting will be bilingual and offered in Spanish), 6501 W. Virginia Avenue
January 23, 2020, 6:30 p.m. D1/D2. Goelet A.C. Beuf Community Center,
3435 W. Pinnacle Peak Road
January 28, 2020, 6:30 p.m. D1/D3/D5. Helen Drake Senior Center,
7600 N 27th Avenue
January 30, 2020, 6:30 p.m. D7/D8. South Mountain Community Center, Century Room,
212 E. Alta Vista Road