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


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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