Buncombe commissioners OK Waste Pro rate increase
Buncombe County commissioners on Tuesday night said yes to a rate increase for Waste Pro, but the raise was not as much as the garbage hauler had requested.
Chairman Brownie Newman said commissioners considered the 8 percent increase in the Consumer Price Index over the past year and allowed a 4 percent increase for Waste Pro, starting now. Another 4 percent increase goes into effect in March.
Waste Pro had asked to increase the monthly rate from $14.77 to $17.25 to cover increased operating costs.