New Albany residents' monthly trash and recycling fees will increase by nearly a dollar next year.

The monthly fee for Rumpke service will increase from $16.08 to $17.02.

The increase comes as New Albany's three-year contracts with Rumpke for trash and recycling collection concludes this year.

City Council members voted Sept. 5 to extend the contract by one year after reviewing other bids from Rumpke that were more expensive.

The city will have a second option to extend the contract by one year in 2019. After that, a new contract would need to be established.

In New Albany, 2,963 residents use the trash and recycling service. Of those, 304 residents are senior citizens who receive a 10 percent discount on their monthly fees.

Senior citizens must be at least 60 years old and heads of their households to receive the discount.

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