Waste Management provides solid waste disposal and recycling services in the City of Del Mar under a franchise agreement. These services include collection, transfer, processing and disposal of all solid waste, recyclables, and yard waste generated at all residential and commercial properties located in the City of Del Mar.
In an effort to stabilize trash and recycling rates paid by Waste Management customers in Del Mar over the long term, the Del Mar City Council began adopting five-year rate reviews with annual adjustments in 1999. The last five-year rate review occurred in 2017. The franchise agreement with Waste Management sets forth a formula for the calculation of rates and subsequent adjustments which include variables such as Consumer Price Index and disposal fees.
In accordance with the agreement, Waste Management is required to submit a written request for any rate adjustments for the upcoming fiscal year. The adjustment effective July 1, 2021 is 1.4%.