Trash Rate Increase February 2024



Trash rates for residential and commercial customers were increased at the February 13, 2024 council meeting. New rates will begin with the first billing on our after March 1, 2024.



WHEREAS, the Mayor and City Council of the City of Plainview deem it necessary to adjust trash rates within the City;




Commercial Solid Waste


  1. For small commercial waste services, the “totes” purchased and now used for Residential service shall be used; at the consumer’s choice up to two totes may be used; volume in excess of two totes per week shall require use of one or more commercial dumpsters; commercial waste service rates shall be modified, effective with the first billing on or after March 1, 2024
  2. Commercial Rate for one tote picked up once each week shall be $23.50 per month; sites requiring two totes per week may either dump a single tote twice a week, or may use two totes for once a week pickup; for either two totes per week plan the commercial rate shall be $28.50 per month;
  3. If the consumer requires two totes to be dumped twice each week, that rate shall be $31.50 per month.
  4. Rate for 2-yard commercial dumpster picked up once per week shall be $34.00 per month; A 2-yard dumpster picked up twice a week shall be $49.00 per month;
  5. Rate for a 4-yard commercial dumpster picked up once per week shall be $57.00 per month. A 4-yard dumpster picked up twice per week shall be $72.00 per month;
  6. Any commercial dumpster in excess of 4 yards shall be picked up at a rate of $18.00 per yard billed monthly, based on one pickup each week; two pickups per week shall add an additional $20.00 monthly.
  7. In all cases the maximum service level is two pickups per week; volume in excess of that service level for any container(s) shall require a larger or additional containers, which will be billed as set out above.
  8. Totes will be furnished by the City at no additional charge; Dumpsters must be purchased, owned, and maintained, by the consumer.


Residential Solid Waste


  1. Residential waste service rates shall be modified, effective with first billing on or after March 1, 2024  to provide trash receptacles (hereafter Totes) for each residential trash service location;
  2. Consumers will each be furnished a minimum of one, and not to exceed two, Totes. 
  3. Rates on the effective day of this Resolution shall be set at $20.00 per month for one Tote, with $10.00 per month extra, for a total of $30.00 per month, for two Totes.
  4. All trash for a location furnished with one or more Totes shall be placed, and must fit, inside the Tote(s) with the lid fully closed.  No excess trash or waste shall be placed on the curb or around the Tote(s) for disposal.
  5. Any legal trash or other waste in excess of what will fit inside the Tote(s) must be separately disposed of at the Plainview Transfer station, by special arrangements.  Consumers may contact the City to determine if City crews or facilities are available for their excess waste or arrange for a private hauler.  All such excess waste will be subject to extra charges as established for the transfer station.



Passed and approved this 13th day of February, 2024

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