Trash rate increase approved

Barney votes against

The Green River City Council approved a request to increase residents solid waste bills from Wyoming Waste Management Tuesday night.

The move allows the company to charge an increase to residents based on an increase in a 12-month rolling consumer price index. The CPI increased by 2.3 percent, which is the increase that is expected to amount to 72 cents per month.

Councilman Gary Killpack said the increase is minuscule compared to the increases the city projected if it continued operating its solid waste division.

He said that an increase of 72 cents per year for the next decade would still am...


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