The Waldport City Council symbolically bit the bullet for most of its residents Thursday in approving a rate hike for Dahl Disposal customers within the city limits of Waldport. Dahl won a 65-cent a month increase in what they charge the average trash customer. Dahl said that in addition to higher costs for disposal, fuel, fees, postage, parts and labor they said that recycling that used to make them money, now costs them money.
For Dahl’s main residential service, a weekly pick-up of a 35 gallon garbage and a 65 gallon recycling cart, the rate will rise 65 cent a month. That’s roughly two-third of their total customer base. There will be no rate increase for commercial customers according information from Dahl that was given to the city.
Dahl’s rate increase is very close to rate increases given to the two major trash haulers in the county, Thompson Sanitary in the central county area, and North Lincoln Sanitary in and around Lincoln City.
In other action the council approved Waldport Library Board member Jan Hansen for another four year term on the board. Library Director Jill Tierce told the council in a letter that Hansen has been a valuable asset for the board and that she is only too happy to continue as a board member. Hansen is one of three city residents required to sit on the library board.