The Healdsburg City Council is poised to extend its contract with the city's garbage hauler for 10 years after the company agreed to sweeten its offer for a long-term deal.
The extension would add about 1.5 percent to a typical residential bill in the first year.
Redwood Empire Disposal offered a number of inducements for a 10-year rather than 5-year contract, including offering some discounted rates and paying the city a one-time, $150,000 contract extension fee.
The refuse company also agreed to haul sludge from the city's new wastewater plant, a savings of about $160,000 annually, according to public works officials.
"Overall, the package looks good for the community and the ratepayer," Mayor Jim Wood said Friday.