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Notice of Proposed Increase in Solid Waste Collection Rates

Published 2019-10-21 07:55:54

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the District Board of the West Bay Sanitary District will conduct a Public Hearing on Wednesday evening, December 11, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Conference Room located at 500 Laurel Street, Menlo Park.

The purpose of the Public Hearing will be to consider a proposed increase in some of the customer rates for year 2020 effective January 1, 2020 for the collection of waste recyclable materials in the West Bay Sanitary District for 2020.

The need for this increase was discussed by the District Board at the October 9, 2019 Board meeting.  The staff report for this matter is available at the District Office located at 500 Laurel Street, Menlo Park or online at



Approximately fifty-five percent (57%) of residential service containers are a 32 gallon size.  The new rate for 2020 for a 32 gallon container would increase from $49.00 per month to $51.00 per month, a $2.00 per month increase. The new rate for the 20 gallon container would increase from $39.00 per month to $43.00 per month, a $4.00 per month increase.  20 gallon containers have been grandfathered to current users but are no longer available to new customers or to customers wishing to migrate down to a 20 gallon container. 

The District’s proposed rates are designed to transition the “per can” rate to a full “cost of service” rate.  For comparison purposes, the typical residential rates for 32 gallon containers for SBWMA Cities including Atherton, Burlingame, Belmont, Hillsborough, Menlo Park, Redwood City, San Carlos, and San Mateo, range from a low of $23.64 (Foster City) to a high of $50.00 (Atherton), based upon 2019 rates. 2020 rates are not yet available.

The following table shows the current rates and the proposed monthly rates for West Bay Sanitary District Franchised Customers to be effective beginning January 1, 2020.

*Commercial bin rates reflect collection charge for one pick up per week; to calculate charge for more than one collection per week, multiply rate by number of collections per week. For example, 1-Cubic Yard Bin (at proposed rate) collected 3 times per week = $556.65 ($185.55 x 3 collections/wk)

At this hearing, the Board of Directors will consider public comment as well as written protests by ratepayers regarding the proposed increase in monthly collection rates. If you would like additional information on the proposed rates, please call the District at 650-321-0384.

Any person interested, including all solid waste/recycling collection customers of the West Bay Sanitary District, may appear at the public hearing and be heard on any matter related to the proposed increase in monthly rates.


Click here for PDF version of the Public Hearing Notice.