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We want to let our residents know about an upcoming rate increase from Republic Services regarding trash and recycling services. While Republic has not raised our service rates since 2016, a representative was present at the June 18 Town Council workshop to explain the recent changes in the recycling commodities market and the need for the rate increase. For more detail, here is a link to Republic's presentation from the meeting.
Town Council approved the $1.25 combined monthly increase ($0.25 for trash and $1.00 for recycling) at their June Council meeting but you will not see the effect until your August billing for July services.
Over the coming months, please look for more information regarding our trash and recycling services through inserts in your utility bill, on our social media accounts, and in our Simply Westlake magazine. Additionally, please be sure to check your mailbox next week for an informational letter from Republic Services.
As always, please feel free to contact any of the following with any questions or further discussions regarding our Westlake trash and recycling services. Thank you.
Jarrod Greenwood, public works director, at 817-490-5717
Diana Orender, public works assistant, at 817-490-5732
Jeri Harwell, Republic Services municipal manager, at 817-953-7224