ROSEBURG, Ore. -- The City of Roseburg has approved a rate increase for trash disposal services.
Brandy Bellinger, a Roseburg resident says she understands why they have to do it. "I don't wanna pay more either, but the city has to do what they have to do," she said.
Starting October 1, customers will pay 8.5% more.
Jamie Stewart, Roseburg Disposal's manager, told KPIC News the rates will increase for everyone, straight across the board for both residential and commercial. "We do still have the cheapest rates in the state," Stewart says.
She said they haven't increased rates since 2009.
A one-can trash service will increase from about $9.25 per month to $10 per month.
Bellinger says it is a good reason to recycle. "My garbage bill has went down at least fifty percent," she said.
She's even enlisted the help of her 2-year-old son. "Every Tuesday he puts 'em in the big blue bins and pushes them out to the curb."
Stewart says she hopes people stick with them and understand. "The way the fuel's going up, insurance, the cost of everything has increased, more than we can withhold," she said.