Henderson City Commission advances trash rate increase


HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) – The City of Henderson Board of Commissioners passed the first reading of an ordinance on Tuesday that would increase residential fees for trash collection.

City of Henderson Public Information Officer Donna B. Stinnett tells Eyewitness News the residential rate for collection and disposal of garbage would increase from $17 to $19.50 per month and will include a $1 per month earmark for recycling services.

We’re told the last increase was in July 2013.

According to Stinnett, the ordinance also sets a new fee for special pick-up of heavy trash or brush. It would be $30 for a small load (pick-up truck or 1-ton dump truck) and $60 for a large truckload (single axle dump truck). The rate, set in 1995, has been $20.

The ordinance would have to pass a second reading.

Other increases were approved Tuesday:

  • Fee to dispose refuse at the landfill: $7 (up from $5) to dump up to 400 pounds. The per ton charge increases to $35 from $25.
  • Commercial two-yard dumpster collection and disposal: $40 per month up from $35 for once-weekly pick-up, which has been in force since 1995. Each extra pick-up during the week will be $35.

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(This story was originally published on Dec. 10, 2019)

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