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TIPPING FEES TO RISE AT BURN PLANT

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The Davis County Energy Recovery District board has approved new tipping fees for garbage received at the burn plant, effective July 1.

The board OK'd an increase of $3 a ton in the regular fee for garbage trucks, the fee going from $59 to $62. This increase will undoubtedly lead to higher garbage collection rates for residents in Davis and Morgan cities who rely on the facility."The costs are skyrocketing on us," board Chairman Robert Arbuckle said. "We have no choice."

In fact, the board said it might have raised tipping fees by as much as $12 a ton if it had considered the long-range financial picture for the district, instead of only its immediate concerns.

The latest price increase is the result of the district's increasing bond obligation and stricter federal regulations on garbage disposal.