Greedy Garbage Grab

3875 Garbage rate hike

On Tuesday, June 6, 6:00 pm the Glendale City Council will vote on jacking up your garbage collection rates by an outrageous 387 percent.  But it gets worse, the city council rulers have made it virtually impossible to comment on or protest their greedy rate hike.  Please read the following and make your voices heard.

The City of Glendale just released a second version of the PROPOSED INCREASE OF SOLID WASTE RATES. On January 10, 2023 The Council withdrew the first version & indicated that all protests & suggestions would be taken into consideration in drafting the revised proposal.  This did not happen; in fact, the City of Glendale doubled-down.


City officials claim the rate is justified because there have been no rate increases in 12 years. However the California Consumer Price Index has risen only 42% in the last 12 years.

Unless “A MAJORITY OF GLENDALE HOMEOWNERS” protest, Glendale’s solid waste rates will almost QUADRUPLE (387%) over the next 4 years:

Date of Increase                 New Rate as a Percentage of 2023 Rate

  • 7/1/2023                                                      176%

  • 7/1/2024                                                      256%

  • 7/1/2025                                                      320%

  • 7/1/2026                                                      352%

  • 7/1/2027                                                      387%

All Glendale Homeowners: Please take the time to file a protest in order to stop this proposed quadrupling of YOUR Glendale solid waste rates.

How to Protest The Proposed Rate Increase:

Written protests regarding the proposed new solid waste rate increase may be mailed to: City of Glendale, City Clerk, 613 E. Broadway, Room 110, Glendale, California 91206. Written protests may also be personally delivered to the City Clerk at this address. To be valid, a protest must be in writing and received (not postmarked) by the City Clerk prior to the close of the Public Hearing on June 6, 2023. Oral, telephonic and e-mail protests will not be accepted. Because an original signature is required, emailed, faxed and photocopied protests will not be counted. Oral comments provided at the Public Hearing will not qualify as a formal protest unless accompanied by a written protest.

In order for a formal protest to be valid, it must contain the following:

  • Be in writing

  • Received by the City Clerk before the June 6 hearing

  • Contain parcel(s) description with the APN (Assessor Parcel Number)

  • Property address

  • Statement protesting the rate increase

  • Name and signature of property owner or rate payer

  • And mailed or delivered in person to 613 E Broadway Room 110, Glendale, CA 91206

In addition to a written protest, please attend and protest to the City Council in person. The public hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, June 6, 6:00 pm at the City Council Chamber, 613 East Broadway.

Richard Lee, Glendale

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