Lodi residents can expect to see an increase in their solid waste rates next month after the Lodi City Council unanimously voted to increase solid waste rates by 2.738 percent.
According to Public Works Director Charles Swimley, the rate increase is in accordance with the franchise agreement the city has with Central Valley Waste Management. The agreement outlines the guidelines for annual rate increases. As the Consumer Price Index increases, Waste Management can request up to 80 percent of that increase, Swimley said. The agreement will expire in December 2030.