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Residential Refuse and Recycling Rates to Increase Beginning January 1, 2020

Effective January 1, 2021, Duarte residents will see a modest increase of approximately $0.72 cents to their monthly residential refuse and recycling rates. This estimated rate adjustment from $26.71 to $27.43 is based on the most common form of residential service covering one 90-gallon trash container, one 60-gallon recyclable container and one 60-gallon green waste container. 

The City of Duarte’s solid waste services agreement with Burrtec calls for a review and adjustment of rates annually. Rates are adjusted up or down based on various cost factors including Consumer Price Index, fuel prices, tipping fees, and State mandates such as minimum wage increases. This year's adjustment is a 2.7 percent increase based on the cost factors. Burrtec also requested a slight $0.03 cent increase for residential street sweeping raising the fee from $1.90 to $1.93 per month.

Commercial customers will also experience rate increases. The most common level of refuse service, one 3-yard bin serviced once per week, will increase by $8.63 per month from $190.61 to $199.24. Commercial street sweeping will also see an increase in 2021 by $0.07 cents going from $3.66 to $3.73 per month.  

Duarte continues to maintain some of the lowest rates in Los Angeles County.

2020 Rate Survey

As of 11/12/20

City

Hauler

Residential

Commercial

Arcadia

Waste Mgt

$26.03

Hauler determines rates

Duarte - current

Burrtec

$26.71

$190.61

Duarte - proposed

Burrtec

$27.43

$199.24

Azusa

Athens

$28.44

$141.47

Pomona

City

$31.29

Hauler determines rates

Irwindale

Athens

$32.91

$264.13

San Dimas

Waste Mgt

$33.18

$177.43

Diamond Bar

Waste Mgt/Vly Vista

$34.53

$143.00

Monrovia

Athens

$34.91

$203.62

Claremont

City

$35.76

$144.65

Covina

Athens

$36.63

$212.02

Glendora

Athens

$38.52

$226.96

Sierra Madre 

Athens

$40.74

$183.44


Burrtec Waste Services began providing franchised refuse collection and recycling services in the City of Duarte in 1996, with the most recent contract extension approved in 2020. In recent years, Burrtec completed the conversion of the diesel fleet to alternative fuel trucks, implemented a used oil curbside collection program, and integrated free paper shredding and compost giveaway at Community Cleanups, introduced a construction and demolition processing option, and most recently, rolled out a new commercial food recycling program. For more information on Burrtec Waste Services and the cost increases, call 1-(800) 325-9417.