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July 25, 2016

SPU plans a round of rate increases

SEATTLE — Seattle Public Utilities customers could see their rates for garbage, recycling and composting go up an average of 4.4 percent a year over the next three years.

The Seattle City Council is scheduled to consider the rate change on Tuesday. It would affect both commercial and residential customers.

Under the plan, rates would increase 7.2 percent in 2017, 1.9 percent in 2018 and 4.0 percent in 2019, effective April 1 of each year.

SPU wants to use the additional revenues to complete the North Transfer Station in Wallingford, design and build a new recycling and reuse center in South Park, and expand several programs.

The City Council will discuss the proposal over the next several months and finalize plans as part of its budget process in the fall.

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