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Cerritos : Waste Reduction Law Prompts Hike in Pickup Fee

July 29, 1993

Residents and businesses will pay higher monthly trash collection fees as a result of city efforts to comply with a state waste-disposal law, officials said.

Cities are required to divert half their waste from landfills by 2000.

Cerritos is considering two options. Under one plan, trash would be sent to a Stanton facility, where recyclables would be separated from the garbage. Under the other, residents would separate their trash into city-issued, 60-gallon barrels--one for garbage, another for recyclables such as newspapers, and a third for grass clippings and other yard waste.

The residential rate would increase by a maximum $4.57, from the current $8.34 a month to $12.91. Commercial rates could go up a maximum $42.45, from $54.99 to $97.44.

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