How will landfill rate increases affect the rate to the customers in the future?
The City anticipates that garbage disposal rates at the landfill will continue to increase in the coming years, and the landfill charge is one of the components figured in the rate charged to our customers. The contract for garbage and recycling disposal has been negotiated so that it protects City customers in times of recyclable commodity market downturns. However, when the market is favorable, the City can receive revenue from the sale of recyclable materials. Any revenue generated from the sale of recyclables could be used to help offset future rate increases or shared with customers through an account credit or rebate payment.