The Lincoln County Commission this week gave their seal of approval on a sizeable increase in trash pickup rates in the unincorporated parts of the county served by Thompson Sanitation. Commissioners approved a 13.3% rate hike – the reason – Thompson, like all trash haulers – is no longer making money on recyclables. In fact they’re having to pay recycling companies to take recyclables. And so it’s pushed up Thompson’s customer rates by.
So for the next year, rates will be higher. A single can trash pick up will rise from $30.10/month to $34.15/month. If you’re a Thompson customer living outside city limits you’ll be getting a letter from Thompson indicating all the particulars.