NEWS ALERT: Glendale City Council Approves Dramatic Trash Hauling Rate Increase

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At its June 6th City Council meeting, the Glendale City Council unanimously approved increasing trash hauling rates by 76% to 165% for residential rental properties with 4 or fewer (depending on cart/container size). The rate adjustment will be effective starting July 1st. The City Council also approved an amendment to revisit related costs/expenditures of the refuse program on an annual basis decided whether there is an opportunity to lower the rates. We encourage members who live or own properties in the City of Glendale to review the new Rate Adjustment Table (see below).

The justification given by City Council and staff for the increased hauling rates is that they are necessary due to rising costs associated with waste disposal, recycling and labor as well as implementation of new requirements under State Law Senate Bill 1383. The new rates will place Glendale as having higher trash hauling rates than numerous cities including Anaheim, which was identified by staff and has over 100,000 more residents!

AAGLA was joined by numerous rental housing providers and homeowners in opposition to the proposed rate increase. AAGLA conducted extensive advocacy efforts, including reaching out to City Council members and speaking to the Mayor in advance of the meeting, sending a Red Alert to all of our Glendale members to urge them to call and email their City Council Members in advance of the meeting, calling our members to encourage them to attend the meeting in-person or by telephone, and providing public comment during the meeting. AAGLA urged the City Council to reject these increases so that rental housing providers can begin to recover from the severe financial damage they have experienced due to the pandemic and resulting lost rents. We warned that such a drastic increase in collection rates will only continue to force more mom-and-pop owners out of the rental housing business and will result in Glendale losing more of its scarce, naturally occurring affordable rental properties.

AAGLA will continue to advocate for our members' interests and provide updates on actions by Staff and City Council that affect our members.



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