Hoodview Disposal proposes rate increase in Sandy
Since 2017, China has been cutting back on the volume of recycled goods they accept. Because of that, it's become more expensive and difficult for domestic disposal services to do business, and in turn, using those services will unfortunately be getting more expensive for Sandy rate payers.
At the Monday, July 6, meeting of the Sandy City Council, Andy Kahut and Steve Donovan of Hoodview Disposal and Recycling spoke with Council about their next proposed rate increase.
Currently, the average rate payer in Sandy pays a combined fee of about $25.59 a month for one 32-35 gallon can, recycling and yard debris.
Hoodview's proposed increase would be $6.44 per month. The change would be phased in in two chunks — $3.22 in September 2020 and an additional $3.22 in March 2021.
Kahut and Donovan are scheduled to present a formal proposal for the increase to Council at 7 p.m. Monday, July 20, during the Council's virtual meeting.
In other news, Kahut said that while the company was unable to host its usual spring clean-up week, he plans to implement an on-call pick-up service with vouchers available for rate payers.
"This personal program allows customers to call us for a one-time per year pick up of their waste at their convenience," Kahut explained. He added that this would likely be a permanent program to replace the week-long neighborhood curbside pick up.
The Pamplin Media Group will publish more information on changes to Hoodview's services as more information is available.
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