City Council Budget Work Session: Solid Waste

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City of Sheridan Solid Waste Manager Charles Martineau
City of Sheridan Solid Waste Manager Charles Martineau

The City's Solid Waste Division was highlighted Tuesday at the latest Sheridan City Council budget work session.

Solid Waste Manager Charles Martineau explained to Councilors that sanitation, landfill, household hazardous waste and recycling are the four sections that make up the Solid Waste Division.

The projected budget of $3.9 million is down just over 6% from the previous fiscal year.

Residents can expect a raise to their monthly garbage bill along with a raise to the tipping fees at the landfill. Rates will go up incrementally over the next five years.

Martineau says that the rate increases are needed to fund a number of capital projects.

The current residential monthly rate of $14.10 will go up $3.00 in fiscal year 2012 with proposed increases of $1.70; $1.90; $1.05 and $1.10 the following four years. Tipping fees in 2012 will increase by $17.00 to $93.00 a ton.

By fiscal year 2016, tipping fees will be $124.00 a ton. The City hasn't raised the tipping fees since 2007 and hasn't raised garbage rates since 2006.

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