During the February 12, 2020 Policy Session, the Phoenix City Council approved the staff’s recommendation to increase the current monthly residential solid waste rate of $26.80. The increase of will be phased in over two years, which means residential customers will notice an additional $3.75 in their April 2020 bill and then another increase of $3.25 in January 2021. This applies to Anthem residents west of I-17.
The decision to approve the increase in the solid waste monthly rate was based on feedback from the public gathered by Phoenix Public Works staff, who implemented a community outreach strategy during the months of December 2019 and January 2020.
More than 5,800 collected surveys from the community revealed: a 90% satisfaction with the city’s delivery of solid waste services; 90% of the respondents value recycling and waste diversion programs and believe they are important; and 60% of respondents were in favor of maintaining the current level of solid waste service. Read story.
Note: While the city of Phoenix provides these services to residents west of I-17, Republic Services is contracted by the ACC to provide residential trash and recycling services east of I-17 in unincorporated Maricopa County.