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Clearwater, Fla., to Increase Solid Waste Fees

September 9, 2019

Via: Waste360

In a meeting on August 12, David Powers, the city of Clearwater, Fla.’s controller for solid waste and general service, asked the City Council to approve a 3.75 percent hike in the average household solid waste bill in 2020 through 2024 to help the city combat recycling woes. The monthly increase is based on a rate analysis by Tampa-based engineering firm Stantec, according to a report by TBNweekly.

The City Council ended up approving the hike in solid waste fees at a meeting on August 14. The rate increase will help cover a new, $16 million transfer station and offset a $54,000 wage increase for solid waste employees, according to Powers.

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