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. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

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.

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