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Templeton residents to see waste, recycling rate increase 

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Residents and businesses should also be prepared for additional increases to rates later this year

– Templeton community members can expect to see an increase of approximately 6.6-percent to their refuse rate beginning in April 2022. This annual adjustment is based on the California Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the prior calendar year, as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This rate adjustment is higher than has been seen in previous years due to the increase in inflation during 2021, according to the Templeton Community Services Department.

Templeton CSD’s franchise agreement with Mid-State Solid Waste and Recycling allows the rates to adjust each April based on the CPI for the prior calendar year. Customers were advised of the future CPI adjustments in the Proposition 218 notice that was sent out in March 2019.

Residents and businesses should also be prepared for additional increases to the refuse rates later this year, according to the CSD. These adjustments are anticipated due to tipping fee increases at Chicago Grade Landfill, IWMA fee increases, and SB1383 (mandatory organics recycling) implementation costs that are anticipated to be incurred by Mid-State Solid Waste and Recycling.

For questions concerning your bill, contact Mid State Solid Waste and Recycling at (805) 434-9112. Residents and businesses have the option to adjust service levels (size of containers) to meet their needs and may be able to save money by adjusting the services received.

For questions about Templeton CSD and the approval of these rate adjustments, call (805) 434-4900.

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