Akron's looking to increase trash rates by up to ten percent.
The city wants the rate hike to help pay for landfill closing costs and new equipment.
Public Service Director Rick Merolla tells AkronNewsNow the decision to propose the trash rates increases came after the state auditor ordered the city to eliminate fund deficits after the city's audit in 2010.
"We've committed to having that deficit removed by the end of next year." Merolla said.
Merolla said the city is also in need of replacing old trash collection equipment.
The Beacon Journal reports the plan would increase bills to $19 a month for those who recycle and $21.50 for those who don't.
Council still has to approve the legislation which may increase trash fees by up to 10 percent, depending on whether or not residents recycle.
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