Get ready to pay more for trash pickup in Charlotte County starting next year.

County commissioners this week approved a new 7-year contract with Waste Management. With it, a price hike of nearly 75 percent for homes and 45 percent for businesses.

Except for Punta Gorda, the rest of the county will be paying just shy of $19 per month for residential property pickup. The county stil has to hold a public hearing on the new rate.