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Mill Valley Refuse seeking rate hikes of nearly 8% from Tiburon, Belvedere

Mill Valley Refuse Service will seek a 7.92% rate increase from Tiburon next week, citing increasing labor, insurance and recycling costs. It was also seeking a 7.86% increase in Belvedere on June 10, after The Ark’s press deadline.


The Tiburon request will be put to the Town Council on June 19, just as the council agreed to automatically extend the town’s contract for residential and commercial waste-hauling services until 2031.

That agreement, made at the council’s June 5 meeting, came as Tiburon was facing a June 30 deadline to decide whether to extend the Mill Valley Refuse contract past its current June 2026 end date. A formal vote was not required, as the contract extends automatically unless councilmembers explicitly vote to not extend it and provide written confirmation, according to a staff report prepared by Town Manager Greg Chanis.

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