VIDEO. From the Montara Water and Sewer District (MWSD) director’s meeting on Thursday, December 17th, 2021 at 7:30pm by Zoom. MSWD Director, Ric Lohman, reports back from the last CAL LAFCO meeting (Local Agency Formation Commission). Ric represents MWSD on the San Mateo County LAFCO board.
PRESS RELEASE. From Montara Water and Sewer District (MWSD). This Notice provides information about proposed increases in garbage collection, recycling and disposal fees and charges for those services provided by Recology of the Coast to MWSD customers.
The District is proposing to adopt a 9.19% increase in garbage collection, recycling and disposal fees and charges to maintain quality services in our area.
HEARING DATE: Thursday, December 2, 2021
HEARING TIME: 7:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Montara Water and Sanitary District 8888 Cabrillo Highway Montara, CA 94037 (Adjacent to the Point Montara Lighthouse & Hostel) Hearing may be viewed via Zoom teleconference, details at MWSD.MONTARA.ORG
Montara Water & Sanitary District – NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED INCREASES IN GARBAGE COLLECTION, RECYCLING AND DISPOSAL FEES AND CHARGES
This was mailed using a legally mandated list. If you receive multiple copies, or do not receive service from Recology and received this in error, we apologize.
Dear Property Owner or Customer,
Montara Water and Sanitary District (MWSD) is proposing to adopt a 9.19% increase in garbage collection, recycling and disposal fees and charges for those services furnished by Recology of the Coast (Recology) under a franchise agreement with the District.
The rates are proposed to go into effect on January 1, 2022. In January, Recology adds new weekly food waste and green material composting to divert organic materials away from landfills and towards the production of value-added products such as compost, fertilizers and biofuels. This new service addresses California’s SB1383 mandate for curbside and commercial composting by January 2022. The 2022 proposed cost-based increase reflects additional costs related to weekly routes, labor, health and wellness costs, as well as organics and recyclables processing costs.
What Do the Solid Waste Fees and Charges Pay for?
• On-going operating expenses to collect and dispose of all garbage and recyclable material, and to account for and bill customers.
• On-going expenses for equipment and supplies needed to operate.
• Capital expenditures to repair, replace, and upgrade garbage collection trucks and other equipment.
• Tipping fees (also called dump fees) at Ox Mountain Landfill in Half Moon Bay to dispose of all non-recycled waste.
How Can Customers Reduce Garbage Collection Fees and Charges?
By switching from a 32-gallon garbage collection receptacle to a 20-gallon receptacle, your new monthly collection fee charge would be $27.07 instead of $33.17. Currently in the MWSD service area, only a small percentage of customers use 20-gallon cans.
Take Advantage of Free Bulky Goods Collection. Four times a year, Recology will pick up one item up to 200 pounds or five 30-gallon bags for no additional charge.
Increase Recycling + Reduce Garbage + Switch to a 20-Gallon Can = Save Money
Montara Water and Sanitary District (MWSD) works every day to deliver water, garbage and sewer services for the residents of Montara, Moss Beach, and adjacent areas north of El Granada. Over 6,000 residents rely on our services for their homes and businesses. Under a franchise agreement with the District, garbage collection, recycling and disposal services are furnished by Recology of the Coast (Recology).
Scott Boyd, President
Jim Harvey, President Pro Tem
Ric Lohman, Secretary
Peter Dekker, Treasurer
Kathryn Slater-Carter, Director
GENERAL MANAGER Clemens Heldmaier
QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS?
Call: (650) 728-3545
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Mon-Fri
Write: PO Box 370131, Montara, CA 94037
Attend: Public Hearing on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 7:30 PM at:
8888 Cabrillo Highway, Montara, CA 94037 (Adjacent to the Point Montara Lighthouse & Hostel)
Montara Water and Sanitary District (MWSD) Meetings ~ 1st & 3rd Thursdays @ 7:30pm
Watch remotely. Comments and questions by email.
If you experience technical difficulties or have technical questions prior to or during the meeting, please contact MWSD’s IT support at (650) 728-7843.
Regular meetings are 7:30pm on the first and third Thursday of each month. They used to held at the District office at 8888 Cabrillo Hwy, next to Pt Montara Lighthouse and Hostel.
To receive agendas by email, send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to email, we post agendas before each board meeting:
- On the District website here
- Montara post office
- Moss Beach post office
- the bulletin board in front of the MWSD office
Who is on the Board of Directors?
|Kathryn Slater-Carter — President||Term 2016-2020|
|Jim Harvey — President Pro Tem||Term 2018-2022|
|Ric Lohman — Secretary||Term 2018-2022|
|Peter Dekker — Treasurer||Term 2019-2020|
|Scott Boyd — Director||Term 2016-2020|
Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside (SAM) – MWSD is a member of SAM, the agency that collects and cleans our Coastside community’s wastewater before it enters the ocean. SAM meets monthly on the 4th Monday at 7:30pm. Jim Harvey and Scott Boyd presently serve as SAM board members.
Recology of the Coast – MWSD has contracted with Recology of the Coast for trash pickup, recycling, and waste hauling.
Visit County Solid Waste Department for more information about recycling, composting, etc.
In an Emergency
Water Emergencies: Call MWSD at (650) 728-3545
Sewer Emergencies: Call SAM at (650) 726-0124
For emergencies that affect life, health or safety: Dial 911
- 8888 Cabrillo Hwy
Montara, California 94037
- Office Hours:
8:30AM to 5PM Mon-Fri
- (650) 728-3545
Note: Public participation is not permitted during closed session discussion items.