Next Trash Bills Will Be Double Whammy

The city's trash hauler will take over waste-disposal billing from the city starting Friday.

Although waste hauling rates will not be affected, city officials warn that residents will see higher bills because Solag Disposal Inc. sends out bills every 90 days rather than the 60-day period used by the city.

Another difference in billing practices is that the city sent invoices covering the previous 60 days of service. Solag bills for trash service in advance.

As a result, residents can expect to see two bills delivered this month or early in January: one from the city for trash picked up during the last 60 days and an advance bill for the upcoming 90 days from the San Juan Capistrano-based waste disposal firm.

Trash services will no longer be included on water and sewer utility bills.

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