Community services

Residents of the Templeton Community Services District will see an increase in trash and recycling rates in April

TEMPLETON, Calif. — Residents and businesses in Templeton will see their garbage and recycling bills increase by about 6.6% starting in April, according to the Templeton Community Services District.

Rate adjustments occur each year based on the state consumer price index for the previous calendar year, but the 2022 adjustment is higher than previous years due to the increase inflation, said Jeff Briltz, managing director of Templeton CSD.

The city’s franchise agreement with Mid-State Solid Waste and Recycling allows rates to adjust each April, and customers were notified of future Consumer Price Index adjustments in a Notice of Proposal 218 which was sent in 2019, Briltz said.

He added that residents and businesses should be prepared for further increases in trash rates later in 2022. The adjustments are expected due to increased tipping fees at the Chicago landfill, increased Integrated Waste Management Authority fees and costs of implementing Senate Bill 1383, according to Briltz.

Residents and businesses may be able to save money by adjusting service levels or waste container sizes to meet their needs.