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Tyler considers options with solid waste rates

Source: City of Tyler Source: City of Tyler
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The City of Tyler is considering raising their trash rates to combat an expected deficit in their solid waste program.

According to a presentation during a city council meeting, if the city continues to collect at the current rate of $14.07 per month per solid waste customer, then the program will run a deficit beginning in the 2020 fiscal year.

After hiring a consulting firm for help, the city is looking into several different options.

The first is to eliminate year-round residential disposal at the city landfill. Right now, residential disposal is included in the bill, but if the city eliminates this, then they will save an expected $75,000 per year.

The second option is to raise rates by about $3 a month. This would guard against the deficit, but it was a point contended by a couple residents during Wednesday's meeting.

The third option is to collect waste just once a week instead of two times a week.

After hearing the presentation, city council showed interest in conducting a citizen survey to determine which option is best.

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