Recycling rates set to rise

POULSBO — During a Poulsbo City Council meeting on Wednesday, April 4, Mayor Becky Erickson gave the go ahead for Public Works Superintendent Mike Lund to move forward on the notification process of the city’s intent to increase rates for recycling collection.

As per a contract renewal with Bainbridge Disposal, the cost to the city for recycling pickup is currently $3.20 per residential customer and $2.15 per multi-family residence. These rates will increase to $7.13 per residential customer and $4.26 per multi-family unit.

With the new rates, Poulsbo residents can expect to pay an additional $13.93 for a 10-gallon can; $21.68 for a 20-gallon can; $24.93 for a 32-gallon can and; $42.43 for a 64-gallon can.

City council did not vote on the rate increases during Wednesday’s meeting, a vote is expected next week.