Scott Waste Services, LLC has announced a rate increase effective April 1, 2016, for the unincorporated areas of Logan County and the cites of Adairville, Auburn, Lewisburg and Russellville. The increase is 2.2 percent in accordance with item 8 of the exclusive solid waste collection contract between the waste provider, county and four cities within.
The county and four cities agreed to an interlocal agreement to contract with Scott Waste Services in 2014. Part of the contract included implementing a curbside co-mingling recycling program. The program calls for garbage pickup three times per month, with recycling one week per month in lieu of garbage.
The increase is based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI), which is across the county and is how inflation works, said Pete Reckard of Scott Waste. The CPI is a statistical estimate of the change in prices of goods and services bought for consumption.
Russellville rates will now be $10.24 per month for residential and $3.82 per yard for commercial. This rounds out to a .22 cent increase.
“Even at that those rates it is still cheaper then what we were paying in 2010 when it was $11.14 a month,” said Russellville Mayor Mark Stratton. ” That is still about .90 cheaper than what we were paying in 2010.”
The increase, said Reckard, is based on the CPI that is in contract every anniversary date. Whatever the CPI is at that time is what the increase will be. Reckard said Scott has nothing to do with how high or low that rate is.
“This year it ended up being .2 percent higher than past two years,” said Reckard. “It’s just way the CPI works.”
Reckard said Scott Waste is thankful to have a presence in Logan County and to be able to provide quality waste management for the citizens of Logan County and its cities.
“We thank you again for allowing us to be a part of your communities’ recycling and waste removal services,” said Reckard.
Scott Waste came into Logan County in 2008. according to Reckard they began serving the City of Russellville in 2010 and then entered into an inter local agreement with the unincorporated areas of the county and three other cities in 2015.
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