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Garbage Fees Go Up

Garbage fees will increase slightly for Sonora residents.

The Sonora city council last night voted 4-1 to increase the trash fee by 56 cents per can, per customer. City Administrator Greg Applegate says part of the increase is the Solid Waste Franchise fee that will be collect from Cal Sierra Disposal by the city. Applegate says the monies collected from Cal Sierra would put $17,000 into city general fund each year to help maintain city streets.

The incease for residential customers will begin Oct. 1. Cal Sierra has had the exclusive contract with the city since 1995.