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Recycling Fee Hike Proposed

(La Porte County, IN) - Recycling fees could be going up in La Porte County.  The La Porte County Solid Waste District has given preliminary approval to a $2 monthly increase in recycling fees.


Don Pryzbylinski is a member of the Michigan City Common Council who serves as a liaison to the LPSWD.  He said the need for an increase is to generate funds to replace money from tipping fees once received from the old Waste Management Landfill along Interstate 94 outside Michigan City


Tipping fees stopped coming into the LPSWD when the landfill closed a number of years ago and a surplus built up with those dollars is now gone.  Pryzbylinski said the increase is also needed to cover the costs of running the recycling program which go up annually because of inflation.  "Curbside recycling.  That goes up four-percent every year," he said. 


A final vote is expected following public comment on the proposal at the next LPSWD meeting on Wednesday.

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