BIG SPRING - Garbage collection fees are going up in Big Spring.
On Tuesday night, the City Council approved raising the rates.
The fee will go up $3 a month for homes and $5 more a month for businesses.
City officials say it's the first increase in 12 years.
During that time, the cost to pick up trash and dispose of it has gone up 78 percent.
The city is also working to expand the current landfill and ultimately open an entirely new one, which will cost millions of dollars.