After receiving resident input, the Irving City Council voted 7 to 2 at the July 22 council meeting to approve a monthly rate increase for Solid Waste Services as the first step in addressing collection delays. The rate increase allows the city to stay competitive in the solid waste services market by providing an adjustment to field employee salaries that will help attract and retain staff.
Effective Aug. 1, residents will see an approximate 4 percent increase on the monthly Solid Waste rate, or an average increase of about 1 percent on resident’s overall monthly utility bill.
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The city has retained the services of NewGen Strategies & Solutions and Parkhill, Smith, and Cooper to perform an in-depth, long-term strategic plan for the landfill, as well as a solid waste cost of service analysis. The studies will ensure that the city will achieve maximum life expectancy of the landfill and take into account the optimum number of operational routes and workload per vehicle. The results of both studies will be presented on Aug. 18 at the City Council Budget Retreat along with any recommended fee increases.
To request the senior rate, residents should contact the Customer Service Department at (972) 721-2411.