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City Council Passes Modest Increase in Curb Service Charge to Cover Rising Cost of Trash and Recycling Services


City of Akron Press Release
Published: 06-12-2018

Akron, Ohio, June 11, 2018 Tonight, Akron City Council passed legislation to increase the charge for curbside trash and recycling pick-up for Akron customers by $1.00 per month, starting August 1, 2018.  Like many other communities, Akron sought this increase to cover the rising cost of providing trash and recycling services to residents.

“The cost of providing trash and recycling services have risen significantly in recent years for communities across the country, and many cities are now increasing rates or cutting services to address these rising costs,” Director of Public Service John Moore said. “Akron’s rates have not increased since 2012, and this modest $1.00 increase will allow us to continue to provide the high quality neighborhood curbside services our residents expect.” 

Customers will be notified of the increase in their July utility bill, and the increase will go into effect on August 1, 2018.  Akron customers eligible for the Homestead discount will only experience a $.50 increase in their bill.  The legislation also limits future year’s increases to a maximum of $.50 ($.25 for Homestead properties) based on the Municipal Cost Index, which tracks increases in the cost of providing city services.

For more information, please contact the Utilities Billing Office at (330) 375-2554 or [email protected].

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