Stabilizing Customer Rates in Exclusive Franchise Systems


Los Angeles County cities with exclusive franchise waste and recycling systems have been able to protect customers and ensure stability in their commercial waste rates despite marked increases in disposal fees, fuel and equipment costs. We analyzed inflation-adjusted commercial rates over the past ten years from 34 exclusive franchise cities in the County, and compared them with average increases in the principal cost factors experienced by the waste and recycling industry over the same time period.