Waste Disposal Fee Increase For Laramie Possible
The Laramie City Council voted in favor of a waste management fee increase. The proposed ordinance would increase the rate of waste disposal from $5.55 to $5.74 per kitchen unit every month. Buildings with multiple kitchen units, such as apartments, will be charges $5.74 per kitchen unit.
Supporters say the increase will provide the revenue needed to maintain a new, EPA-approved landfill in Laramie. Landfills now must be equipped with a liner and a Lechate collection system, which protects the ground water from contamination.
Solid Waste Manager, Brooks Webb, explains the need for the 19 cents increase:
According to City Council procedures, each ordinance must undergo three separate readings and three subsequent approval votes. If approved, the effective date for the fee increase is March 1st.