City Council unanimously approved a rate increase for Recology Monday.
The final protest tally at the end of the City Council meeting counted 222 votes, or 1.9 percent of the Recology customers.
Pacifica customers already pay some of the highest rates in the county, according to data provided to Patch by Recology, the private waste management company that serves most of San Mateo County.
The new garbage rates will be effective Jan. 1. The rate increase also affects businesses and all other Recology services. Rates will increase by 1.4 percent.
The new rates for residential customers are:
20 gallon can — $23.38
32 gallon can — $36.63
48 gallon can — $54.93
64 gallon can — $73.25
96 gallon can — $109.88