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City of Casselberry <br />NEWS RELEASE <br />95 Triplet Lake Drive, Casselberry, Florida 32707 þ(407) 262-7700 þ Fax (407) 262-7745 <br />FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 5, 2008 <br /> <br />CONTACT: <br />Ed Torres, M.S., P.E. <br /> Public Works Director <br /> 407-262-7725, ext 1128 <br /> <br />Solid Waste Rate Adjustment <br />Casselberry, Fl, August 5, 2008 -Atthe July 28, 2008 City Commission meeting, a solid waste <br />rate adjustment was approved to meet annual contractual requirements related to the consumer <br />price index. This rate adjustment will result in an increase of $1.41/residential solid waste <br />customer per month effective September 1, 2008.This results in a cost per customer for regular <br />curb side service(and for customers with a debilitating medical condition) of $16.35/month, and <br />$22.69/month for side door services without a debilitating medical condition. <br />The City’s current contract with Republic Service, Inc. will expire in December, 2008.Once <br />contract negotiations with Republic Services, Inc., or an alternative bid process, have been <br />completed, a substantial additional monthly increase is anticipated effective January 1, 2009 as a <br />result of increasing gasoline and other operational costs incurred by solid waste contractors. It is <br />anticipated that the new rate could be in the range of an additional $4 to $6 per residential <br />customer. <br />### <br /> <br />