Bandon Solid Waste Collection Rates To Increase

Following a public hearing at their October 7th meeting, the Bandon City Council approved a request by Bandon Disposal & Recycling, the City’s garbage franchisee, for a 1.66% increase in solid waste collection and disposal rates, with Councilors Drew, Hundhausen, Powell, Procetto, and Vick voting in favor, and Councilor Claassen opposed. There was no testimony from the public at the hearing. The rate increases will become effective November 1st, 2013. The last solid waste collection and disposal rate adjustment was a 2.3% increase on July 1st, 2012. For the retail customers, this will result in an increase of $0.28 per month for a basic 35 gallon residential cart, with other rates adjusted proportionately.

Bandon Disposal pays the City a franchise fee of 5% of gross revenues from City collection customers. The proposed fiscal year 2013-2014 budget anticipates receiving $35,000 in garbage franchise revenues, which are deposited into the Community Beautification Fund and utilized primarily for maintenance of landscaping on City properties and tree trimming.

In addition to the garbage franchise fees, Bandon Disposal operates the recycling center, provides no-charge pickup and disposal for all City dumpsters, provides extra no-charge dumpsters when requested by the City for special events (Park Clean-up, 4th of July, etc.), operates the Recycling Center, and provides no-charge brush pick-up programs three times per year in mid-January (including Christmas tree pickup), the first week in May, and the last week in October. These additional services have an estimated annual value of over $80,000.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 and is filed under Local News, State News.