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File #: 1843-2019    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Evening Public Hearings Status: Passed
File created: 4/18/2019 In control: CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NAPA
On agenda: 7/23/2019 Final action: 7/23/2019
Title: Solid Waste and Recycling Collection Rates
Attachments: 1. ATCH 1 - Resolution, 2. EX A - 2019 Rate Tables, 3. EX B - 2020 Rate Tables, 4. EX C - 2021 Rate Tables, 5. EX D - 2022 Rate Tables, 6. ATCH 2 - Agenda Item 16.D from 6-04-19 City Council Meeting, 7. ATCH 3 - Powerpoint Presentation for July 23, 2019 City Council Meeting, 8. ATCH 4 - FAQs for Proposed Solid Waste Rates
To: Honorable Mayor and Members of City Council

From: Phil Brun, Utilities Director

Prepared By: Kevin Miller, Materials Diversion Administrator

Solid Waste and Recycling Collection Rates


Adopt a resolution establishing rates for collection of municipal solid waste, recyclable materials and compostables, with effective dates on August 1, 2019, January 1, 2020, January 1, 2021, and January 1, 2022.



The City's Solid Waste and Materials Diversion Enterprise Fund (Solid Waste Fund) operates an enterprise with an annual budget of approximately $33.5 million (based on City's FY2019/20 proposed budget) to provide solid waste/recycling collection, operate the City's Materials Diversion Facility (MDF), and manage state mandated diversion requirements and programs. Most services are provided through a contract with Napa Recycling and Waste Services, LLC (NRWS). Collection rates have historically been set annually based on contractual obligations, increased operating and other expenses and revenue projections. The current rates were approved by City Council on March 17, 2015, became effective January 1, 2016, and have not been adjusted in the intervening three and a half year period.

Solid waste and recycling collection is an essential service provided by the City. Collection rates are established to recover the cost of providing the service to the customer. The Materials Diversion Division within the Utilities Department manages the expenditures and revenues such that a high level of service is delivered at the most reasonable cost to customers. Costs typically increase each year based on inflation, contractual obligations, and maintenance requirements of the MDF. While revenues from collection rates are fairly stable each year, revenue from the sale of recyclable materials (17-21% of total Solid Waste Fund revenue) is highly variable and is based on the global commod...

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