Stillwater News Press

May 6, 2013

Stillwater waste management fees will increase on July 1

By Chris Day
Stillwater NewsPress

STILLWATER, Okla. — Stillwater waste management customers will pay more to have their garbage collected starting July 1.

The size of the fee increase will depend on the customer’s ability to reduce the size of their waste collection cart by using the city’s new curbside recycling program.

Here’s what happened Monday night at the Stillwater Utility Authority Board of Trustees meeting. The authority:

• Approved a 2.1 percent increase to the fee schedule.

• Added $1.57 per month to all residential waste collection fees. The money will fund a citywide recycling program. A customer inside the city limits could offset some of this increase by using the recycling program to reduce the trash cart’s size. The new monthly fee for a 96-gallon trash cart will be $16.93 cents. The fee for a 64-gallon cart is $14.82 a month. The customer could save $2.11 per month by downsizing the trash cart by using the recycling program.

• Expanded the curbside recycling program to customer’s outside the city limits.

• Reduced the street sweeping fee from $1.88 to $1.63 per month.

• Added a 25 cent per fluorescent light bulb fee to dispose of the bulbs at the city’s convenience collection center.