Slight increases proposed for sewer and landfill rates

YORK – It is being proposed that sewer and landfill rates slightly increase in the City of York, in order to keep up with current and future expenses.

The rates are recommended after rate studies were conducted.

The York City Council had its first reading of the two ordinances that would increase these rates.

The following are the current rates and what is being proposed:

Current sewer rates (commercial and residential) currently are:

  • Minimum per household: $55.50
  • 5/8 and ¾ inch: $55.50
  • 1 inch: $89.14
  • 1 ½ inch: $232.62
  • 2 inch: $394.25
  • 3 inch: $805.08
  • 4 inch: $1,489.30
  • 6 inch: $2,904.59

Proposed sewer rates (commercial and residential):

  • Minimum per household: $56.89
  • 5/8 and ¾ inch: $56.89
  • 1 inch: $91.36
  • 1 ½ inch: $238.43
  • 2 inch: $404.10
  • 3 inch: $825.21
  • 4 inch: $1,526.54
  • 6 inch: $2,977.20

Current landfill rates set in October of 2017:

Disposal fees

  • Minimum charge: $12
  • Landfill site, per ton: $49.50
  • Trees and yard waste, per ton: $37.50
  • Construction and demolition site, per ton: $40
  • Asbestos and special waste, per ton: $49.50
  • Concrete, other beneficial fill, per ton: $10
  • Large appliances, etc., each: $12
  • Tires: Smaller than 17 inches, each $6.50; 18-24 inches, each, $11; 25 inches and larger, each, $16.50

Proposed fees:

  • Minimum charge: $15
  • MSW/Landfill disposal, per ton: $65
  • Trees and yard waste, per ton: $40
  • Construction and demolition site, per ton: $50
  • Special waste, per ton: $130
  • Concrete, brick, dirt, per ton: $15
  • Appliances, each: $15
  • Mattress and box springs surcharge, each: $20
  • Tires: Smaller than 17 inches, each $10 and $20 on rim; 18-24 inches, each, $15 and $30 on rim; 25 inches and larger, each, $30 and $75 on rim

During the first reading, there was no public comment.

“No one wants to see rates go up, but the study shows what we will need to do,” said Mayor Barry Redfern.

That is especially true for the landfill, as necessary expansion and compliance projects will require more revenue.

The next reading of the ordinances will be during the council’s regular meeting on Thursday, Sept. 7.

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