County landfill fees jumped 36% July 1, and Laguna Beach residents will be charged 5.5% more to have their trash collected.
The increase was approved unanimously by the council at the June 15 meeting.
The service increase for residential customers is due largely to the landfill disposal fee hike and partially to the Consumer Price Index adjustments built into the city’s contract with Waste Management of Orange County.
Under the new rate, single-family homes will pay $206.48 a year for service, up from $195.72. Duplexes will increase from $151.80 per unit to $160.15. Each unit in a triplex will be charged $141.86. Fourplex units will pay $133.76 each and fiveplex units $127 each.