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Posted on: September 4, 2019

New Sanitation Rates Approved at Final Budget Hearing

City of Boca Raton sanitation truck picking up garbage container in residential neighborhood

With over 50 employees, the City’s Sanitation Division is arguably one of the hardest working crews in town. They are awake and on their routes before most people’s alarms have even gone off, and whether running extra routes to pick up vegetation and debris before a storm, or cleaning up and hauling away the damage after a storm, they do it with a sense of pride and keep Boca Raton beautiful and safe. It doesn’t take much to imagine what our lives would be like if garbage pick-up didn’t happen for a week or two.

After considering outsourcing sanitation services to a private hauler earlier this year, the City Council recommitted its support for expanding and sanitation services. Improvements include new trucks, additional drivers and collectors, expanded maintenance and storage facilities and newer technology for safety and customer service.

A rate increase for FY 2019-20 was approved at the Final Budget Hearing on September 24, 2019. Beginning October 1, curbside residential collection will increase by $3.99 to $21.59 per month and multi-family dwelling units will increase by $2.42 to $13.07 per month. Residents will see these changes on their bi-monthly water bills.

Learn more about our the Sanitation Services Division. Learn more about available jobs in the Sanitation Division.

And stop by City Hall, one of our community centers or either Library to pick up your printed copy of the NEW Sanitation Guide which includes the Oct. 2019 - Sept. 2020 holiday sanitation schedule.

🎙  In our latest podcast get to know about some of the staff members supporting sanitation, hear about new technology, and top questions asked by residents. 

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