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Posted on: January 29, 2020

Sanitation Rates to Increase Due to Recycling Costs

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Effective Feb. 1, 2020, the base sanitation rate will increase $1.25 per month for all residential and commercial customers due to an increase in recycling costs. To view the full rate schedule, please visit

The rate increase was discussed by the City Council on Dec. 12 and approved on Jan. 9.  The increase comes after Rivers Recycling, which is the local material recovery facility, increased the cost per ton for the city’s recyclable materials.  Since 2017, U.S. recycling exports to China, who previously was one of the largest international buyers of recyclable material, have massively fallen off as China increased the standard of cleanliness required to accept shipments.

Initial Discussion - Dec. 12, 2019

Follow-up Discussion and Council Vote - Jan. 9, 2020

Council Presentations

Initial Sanitation Rate Increase Presentation

Follow-up Sanitation Rate Increase Presentation

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