A 50¢ monthly rate increase for each gray-top garbage cart will go into effect starting June 20. Cranberry residents will see that increase in their July Sewer-Water-Trash bills. The increase is one in a series of small rate changes built into the five-year contract that the Township negotiated with Mars-based Vogel Waste Disposal Services in 2014. The rate increase applies to every size of garbage cart as well as to homes that use bag-only service. Blue-top recycling carts and green-top yard waste carts will continue to be collected free of charge. Tags for the collection of small items, large items, appliances and volume pickup remain the unchanged. Funds from the new rates will be used to pay for replacing carts – many of which are now more than ten years old – as well as to finance contractor rate increases.