I want to express my total disgust and mistrust for the methods used by Jefferson County in dealing with solid waste disposal. In particular, the excessive price hikes scheduled to take effect Sept. …
I want to express my total disgust and mistrust for the methods used by Jefferson County in dealing with solid waste disposal. In particular, the excessive price hikes scheduled to take effect Sept. 4, 2023.
This solid waste fee increases will be by 100 percent, from present $10 for 120 pounds to $20 for 240 pounds.
Yard Waste fee increase will be by 400 percent, from present $5 for 200 pounds to $20 for 840 pounds.
During a phone conservation with a city point of contact, I was informed one reason for this 400 percent increase was the county’s attempt to get the public to deliver larger loads which would have an outcome of less individuals. It is a nonsense excuse as the so-called longer lines are self-imposed resulting in longer lines on Tuesdays. This effort is a prime example of how county officials use such information to justify their agenda.
I believe the majority of citizens delivering yard waste do so with vehicles not capable of delivering more that the 200 pounds, let alone 840 pounds.
In an effort to pay these increases, citizens will collect their waste at their home; yet another solution for the individual is to dump the yard waste on county, state, or privately-owned lands.
Citizens of this county should complain to the Board of County Commissioners for this unjustified tremendous increase in disposal fees.