BELLAIRE TRASH PICKUPS TO COST MORE

Get set to dig a little deeper so to speak, to pay for trash removal in Bellaire. Garbage rates in Bellaire are increasing for the first time in more than a decade. Last week, the village council announced plans to hike the monthly rates by about $3. Village council plans to increase monthly sanitation collection rates by about $3 for residential accounts. The increase would mean residential customers who now pay $12.74 per month, would begin to pay $16.10 monthly. Commercial users would see a lowest rate of $25 for a 1-yard dumpster collected once a week. On the high end, users would face $1,400 for an 8-yard dumpster collected seven times a week. The proposed ordinance also calls for a 3-percent increase to the rates, effective October 1 of each year, starting in 2018.