City officials have approved a recommended 14 percent increase in rates set to take effect next month.READ MORE: President Biden Announces Withdrawal Of All U.S. Troops From Afghanistan by 9/11
That means the cost of having three 32 gallon bins, one for garbage, one for recycling and one for compost, will go from $35 to $40 per month for the average single family home.READ MORE: COVID Reopening: San Francisco Details Protocols for Resuming Live Indoor Events
Even with the rate hike, San Francisco residents would still be charged less than those in Oakland, where that same three-bin deal is $45 per month.MORE NEWS: Prosecutor: Suspect Killed Kristin Smart During Attempted Rape At Cal Poly Dorm, Father Helped Hide Body
The head of San Francisco’s Public Works Department says the rate increase will help cover the rising cost of collecting and processing waste.