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Garbage rates headed for a hike in Sioux City, small totes eliminated

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

Gill Hauling is requesting Sioux City's permission to raise rates.   

The Jackson, Nebraska garbage collector says high fuel prices have increased the company's operating costs.

They're proposing a 70-cent increase to residential solid waste collection.  If approved by the city council, homeowners would pay $14.60 a month for garbage collection.

The price of additional garbage cans would also go up by 12-cents, to $2.62 a month.

Gill Hauling is asking for a three-year extension of its contract and the ability to raise rates with inflation.

The city will also stop making the 18-gallon green totes available to residents.  They say they actually create more litter, because they don't have a lid.

Only 65-gallon blue or pink gallon containers will be available to purchase from the city.

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