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City of Bloomington proposes increase in monthly trash fees



Bloomington, Indiana – The City of Bloomington is proposing an increase in monthly trash fees for 2023.

The proposed change comes as part of Mayor John Hamilton’s 2023 budget proposal. The change would eliminate the city’s general fund subsidy for sanitation services over the next three years.

According to Indiana Public Media, the Department of Public Works is predicting fees for the smallest bins could increase from $6.51 per month to $9.75. For middle-sized bins, payments could increase from $11.61 to $18.25, and large bin fees could increase from $18.52 to $31.50.

Although all taxpayers pay into the city’s general fund, trash collection is only offered to single-family homes and homes with four units or less.

The fee increase will need to be approved by the city council on Oct. 12, 2022