(1) A city that contracts for the collection of solid waste, or provides for the collection of solid waste directly, shall notify the public of each proposed rate increase for a solid waste handling service. The notice may be mailed to each affected ratepayer or published once a week for two consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the collection area. The notice shall be available to affected ratepayers at least forty-five days prior to the proposed effective date of the rate increase.
(2) For purposes of this section, "solid waste handling" has the same meaning as provided in RCW 70.95.030
Findings—Declaration—1994 c 161:
See note following RCW 35.21.157