City Solid Waste Rates 

Overview

The City has a franchise agreement (Agreement) with Republic Services (Republic) to provide refuse, recycling, and green waste collection for all City residents and commercial/multifamily customers, which is effective July 20, 2010, and expires on November 19, 2037. Residential accounts are billed and collected by the City via an annual property tax assessment. Commercial business accounts and any additional services are serviced and billed directly by Republic on a monthly basis. The amount that Republic charges to provide these services in the City is pursuant to the terms of the Agreement. The Agreement with Republic allows for adjustments based on costs associated with the collection, handling, and disposal of solid waste. The agreement allows for annual rate adjustments based on the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim area Consumer Price Index (CPI) and the landfill disposal fees under the Waste Disposal Agreement with the County of Orange. These annual rate adjustments are effective July 1 of each calendar year. To view the current rate schedule for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021-22, please click here.

Proposed Rates for FY 2022-23 

On July 19, 2022, the City Council will hold a Public Hearing to consider increases to the City's solid waste collection rates for FY 2022-23. For FY 2022-23, the current rates for solid waste services are proposed to be adjusted from FY 2021-22 per the terms of the Agreement to reflect the following adjustments: (1) the Consumer Price Index and (2) landfill tipping fees. The change in CPI from January 2021  to January 2022 was 7% and the increase of the disposal fees charged by the county increased by 6.2%. 

The following tables show a summary of the proposed FY 2022-23 solid waste collection rates for the common levels of service for single-family residential and commercial/multifamily customers. If approved, these rates would become effective July 1, 2022, and run through June 30, 2023.  To view the complete proposed rate schedule, please click here

Single-Family Residential Rate for Standard 3-Cart Service

Current Monthly RateProposed Monthly RateCurrent Annual 
Assessment 
Current Annual 
Assessment 
Rate Change per Month/Year
$28.81$33.47$345.72$401.64$4.66/56.04
Breakdown of  Proposed Rate
Rate Component
Amount 
Base Service Fee$25.42
Green Waste Composting Fee
$2.25
CPI Adjustment of 7%
$1.94
Current Landfill Disposal Fee$3.38
Landfill Disposal Fee Adjustment of 6.2%$0.21
City Refuse & Recycling Coordinator Fee $0.28
Total Proposed Rate$33.47

Commercial/Multifamily Waste Rates  (1 pickup/week)

Waste RateCurrent  Monthly RateProposed  Montly RateRate Change per Month 
3-Yard Trash Container$185.68$198.16$12.48
3-Yard Recycle Container $158.87$169.68$10.81
2-Yard Organics Container$144.90$154.65$9.75
Breakdown of  Proposed Rates
Rate Component3-Yard Trash Container3-Yard Recycle Container2-Yard Organics Container
Base Service Fee$157.19$157.44$125.66
CPI Adjustment of 7%
$11.00$11.02$8.80
Current Landfill Disposal Fee$27.06N/A$18.09
Landfill Disposal Fee Adjustment of 6.2%$1.69N/A$1.13
City Refuse & Recycling Coordinator Fee$1.22$1.22
0.97
Total Proposed Rate$185.68$169.68$144.90

Note: Rates are for commercial services for a single bin serviced once a week, billed monthly

Public Hearing Information

On June 7, 2022, the City Council adopted Resolution No. R-2022-37 directing staff to initiate the Prop 218 process to consider the proposed solid waste rates for the Fiscal Year 2022-23. In accordance with Prop 218, the City mailed a Notice of Public Hearting to all affected property owners. On July 19, 2022, the Placentia City Council will conduct a public hearing to consider the proposed rates for solid waste services.   All property owners and customers of record receiving City of Placentia solid waste service, and all other interested persons, may appear at the public hearing to make comments regarding the proposed rate increases. A copy of the Notice of Public Hearing Notice can be viewed at the link below 

Property owners and customers of record receiving the City of Placentia solid waste service may protest the proposed rate increase by submitting a written protest by mail or delivering it in person to the City Clerk’s Office at  401 East Chapman Avenue, Placentia, CA 92870 or at the Public Hearing (date and time noted above), provided they are received prior to the conclusion of the public comment portion of the Public Hearing.  To be deemed valid, protests must be in writing, signed, and contain the following information:

  1.  A statement that the proposed rate that is the subject of the hearing is being protested.
  2. Provide the location of the identified parcel (by assessor’s parcel number, street address, or customer account); 
  3. Name and signature of the property owner or customer of record who is submitting the protest.
  4. A statement by the named property owner or customer of record affirming the contents of the protest is true and correct.

Please note that each property will be counted as a single vote, regardless of the number of owners. If there are two record owners, both must sign the written protest. If there are more than two owners, the protest must be signed by a majority of the owners. Multiple protests returned for a single property will be disallowed and the City Clerk will only accept one protest per property. Email, fax, telephone, or oral protests of any kind will not be counted. Mailed protests received after the close of the public hearing will not be counted, even if they were postmarked earlier.

The City Council meeting agenda and staff report for the Public Hearing will be available 72 hours prior to the regular meeting on Tuesday, July 19, 2022, on the City’s website at: https://placentia.org/citycouncilagenda.  

Who do I contact for questions or additional information?

The City is committed to fully explaining the proposed rate increases and complexities of trash disposal, recycling, and related State mandated regulations to the public. The solid waste service program is managed by the Public Works Department. A staff member on the City’s team is available to answer your questions via email or a phone call. Please contact Elsa Robinson, Management Analyst at erobinson@placentia.org or (714) 993-8189.