In a divided vote, the Las Vegas City Council on Wednesday approved big increases in garbage rates.
Under the new rates, residents will see their monthly bills immediately go up from $14.05 to $15.60 a month to cover this fiscal year’s solid waste deficit.
On Feb. 1, residential bills will jump from $15.60 to $20.10. The two increases amount to about 43 percent.
Commercial users will see even steeper rises in their bills.
Overall, the city expects to see a 59 percent rise in revenue for the solid waste department.