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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Solid Waste Rate Increase

Solid Waste Rate Increase

Beginning on the July 15th bill date, customers will see an increase of $.58 on their utility bill for solid waste services. Our contract with Waste Management allows for an annual rate adjustment based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and adjustments based on Highway Diesel Prices for the Gulf Coast. The contractor is also allowed to request an increase to offset changes to disposal fees and landfill costs. With July beginning a new year in the 5-year contract we currently have with Waste Management, they have requested an increase in charges for residential and commercial hand collect services based on the Consumer Price Index. This increase was approved by council at the July 7th City Council meeting. The following rates will go into effect beginning July 15th.

Residential: $19.07 per month for solid waste, recycle, bulk, and hazardous waste collection.
Residential extra cart: $5.95 per month for each additional solid waste and recycle cart.
Commercial hand collect: $20.98 per month per 96-gallon cart.

Here is a link to find more info on the Consumer Price Index https://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.nr0.htm

Here is a link to find more info on Highway Diesel Prices for the Gulf Coast https://www.eia.gov/dnav/pet/pet_pri_gnd_dcus_r30_w.htm

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