Chandler mulls hike in garbage rate

The Chandler City Council has scheduled a vote on a proposed increase in the cost of residential garbage pickup. If approved, the new rate of $15.53 a month would make Chandler’s collection costs among the Valley’s highest.

Residents currently pay $11.90 a month.

City officials say the new rate, recommended by the Solid Waste Advisory Committee, is necessary to avoid reducing other services or borrowing money when the city’s landfill closes this fall.

If approved, the new rate would appear on bills starting July 1.