The City Council has approved a request by Browning-Ferris Industries to raise residential garbage collection fees by 28% on Jan. 1.
The rate for residences with typical twice-weekly service will increase to $12.76 a month from $9.97. For condominiums and town homes, the once-weekly rate will increase to $8.81 a month from $6.88.
The 4-0 vote was taken after Browning-Ferris submitted financial statements showing a 28% increase in the company's disposal and transportation costs since it began contracting with the city on Jan. 1, 1985. Browning-Ferris did not request a rate increase in those two years.
The council also agreed to assume responsibility for hauling manure from the city's equestrian center on Crenshaw Boulevard after March 31, 1987.