Grove City residents will see their trash collection fees go up next year due to rising fuel and transportation costs, according to a city hall spokeswoman.

Grove City residents will see their trash collection fees go up next year due to rising fuel and transportation costs, according to a city hall spokeswoman.

"The city of Grove City has successfully renewed a favorable trash collection contract for city residents," the spokeswoman stated in announcing action taken by city council Dec. 15. "Rising fuel and transportation costs have led to an increase in next year's trash collection rates."

Council extended its contract with Local Waste Services LLC for one year. Effective Jan. 1, the monthly rate will increase from $11.68 to $13.21.

That's an increase of 13 percent, city administrator Sharon L. Reichard told council.

"We still fall below all other municipalities around," said Darryl Hughes, service director.

The last rate increase was in 2005.

"The new rate remains lower than most central Ohio communities," according to the spokeswoman. "Many local suburbs pay $14 or more per month."

Notice of the trash collection increase will be mailed in early January.

For more information, residents may call the Grove City Service Department at 277-1100.