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Superior City Council Approves Fee Increase for Recycling Program

October 21, 2014 11:07 PM

Superior residents will soon be paying a little extra for recycling. On Tuesday, the City Council approved a $3.50 per month increase in the mandatory service starting on November 1. However, the fee will not show up on residents' bill until the start of the new year. 

Mayor Bruce Hagen, speaking before the Council, said that the cost increase is a result of the increased cost to run the city-owned landfill. 

"Picking up the garbage off the curb is not the major cost. It's when it goes to the landfill and in the operation of the landfill, due to the massive costs imposed upon us by the state of Wisconsin, and the EPA, and the cost of construction and compaction to cover."

The city is still unsure whether they are going to keep ownership of the landfill or privatize the service. 

A consultant has been hired to evaluate how much the landfill is worth and they should have an estimate in about three months.


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