Four solid waste management companies applied to pick up garbage. The city decided to return to Gilton Solid Waste Management, which temporarily did not handle garbage services during the application and negotiations process.
The tentative proposal will result in each household receiving two 90-gallon cans for $23.79 monthly. Current cost for one 90-gallon can is $18.60.
One can will be colored black for regular solid waste, while the other will be colored green for green waste, including lawn clippings, magazines and cardboard.
The city will help residents in deciding what types of throwaways go into the green cans, including programs through Foster Farms and the county.
It is also possible the city will have a drop for e-waste, which ordinarily includes televisions and computer equipment.
The three-page rate proposal will be included in the Feb. 1 utility bill notices to save postage.
The hearings on the ordinance will begin in March, with the new rates going into effect on May 1.