Rogers Residents To Pay More For Garbage Pickup

ROGERS (KFSM) — Garbage disposal fees will increase beginning Feb. 1.

The increase was approved during a Rogers City Council Meeting Jan. 9.

The city has a contract with Inland Waste Solutions. The company requested a fee increase for residential garbage and recycling collection due “a significant increase in operating costs”, the Rogers City Council’s agenda states.

Kevin Gardner who is the general manager at Inland Waste Solutions said increasing fuel costs is the reason for the increase.

Households with a 96-gallon trashcan will increase by 70 cents, and those with a 64-gallon trashcan will increase by 67 cents.

This is the first increase the waste company has asked for and gotten since the current contract was entered into during 2015.

“In our business, fuel costs is the largest piece of our business. Oil prices, obviously, generate everything we do. From hydraulic fluids to fuel to tires, with the increase in fuel year-over-year… that’s the biggest driver of our costs that we associate with our business because our trucks are running up and down the road constantly every day,” Gardner said.