Trash service gets more expensive

DOWNEY - CalMet is increasing its fees for trash collection at homes and businesses effective July 1.The new rate for single-family homes increased 12.6% from $12.71 to $14.31 per month. The rate for multi-family complexes with 2-4 units also jumped 12.6%, from $12.16 to $13.69. All commercial and temporary service rates increased 15%. Even with the rate hikes, city officials claimed "Downey trash rates still remain among the lowest 20 percent of all the cities in Los Angeles County." CalMet is authorized to adjust their rates every year. The new rates will remain in effect until March 31, 2011, at which time they can be adjusted again.

********** Published: June 24, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 10