Monrovia : $1 Waste Fee Takes Effect

A new $1 monthly fee will show up on residents' city utility bills this month, thanks to a state-mandated waste management program adopted by the City Council on Tuesday.

The fee is the result of a 1989 state law that calls for cities to study and reduce the generation of solid waste by residents and businesses.

It will cost the city $245,800 to implement the program this fiscal year, said Debbie Bell, acting assistant to the city manager.

The $1 monthly fee, coupled with annual business fees ranging from $10 to $743 depending on the type and size of the business, will fund the program.

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