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Pomona : Trash, Sanitation Fees Hiked

The City Council has approved a sharp increase in the trash collection rate for homeowners and in sanitation fees charged to homes and businesses.

The rubbish collection rate will be increased to $10.55 a month from the current $7.20. The sanitation fee, currently $4.65 a month for residences and $20.80 a month for businesses, will nearly double to $9.69 for residences and $39.07 for businesses.

Sanitation fees pay for sewer maintenance, street sweeping, graffiti removal and code enforcement.

The combined residential rates will be increased in stages, beginning with a $2.09 raise Sept. 1 and an additional $2.10 in February and July 1992 and January 1993. Businesses will pay $9.13 more on Sept. 1 and an additional $9.14 starting Feb. 1.

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Robert DeLoach, city public works director, said the increases are needed to help pay for rising landfill costs and $30 million in sewer system improvements.


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