Oak Park residents could be in for a hike to $2.50 for garbage pickup next year under a proposal being considered by village trustees.

The board discussed the measure at Monday’s board meeting, which would increase monthly garbage pickup fees by $1.50 per month for 64-gallon containers, $2.50 for 96-gallon containers.

The change would bring the rate to $19.60 per month for 64-gallon containers and $23.88 for 96-gallon containers.

The $2 per sticker cost for bulk items and $2.40 for yard waste would remain the same.

The proposed change is projected to raise an additional $280,000 in revenue, which would be used for residential alley improvements.

Village Manager Cara Pavlicek said the increase would help fund a $10 million investment in alley improvements over five years. The projected $2 million per year that will be spent on alley improvements will double the rate of alley redos.

The proposal will return before the board for final approval on Dec. 8.

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