SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – Getting rid of garbage isn’t cheap, and in San Francisco it’s about to get more expensive.

City officials have approved a recommended 14 percent increase in rates set to take effect next month.

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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.

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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.

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The head of San Francisco’s Public Works Department says the rate increase will help cover the rising cost of collecting and processing waste.