March 21, 2023
Contact: Amy Finch, City Manager
For Immediate Release
CITY IMPLEMENTS SOLID WASTE COLLECTION FEES
City trash and recycling customers are now seeing solid waste collection fees on their utility bills for the first time since 2015. The reinstatement of the fees signal the end of the countywide 1-cent sales tax that has funded the operation of the Solid Waste Division of Public Works in recent years. The monthly fee is $19.25 for weekly curbside collection of regular trash, bi-weekly collection of recycling, and weekly special pickups for yard waste, bulky items, appliances…etc. Eligible low-income senior citizens may qualify for a discounted rate based on age and income.
If you have any questions or want to check on eligibility requirements for the discounted utility rate, please visit www.cityofatchison.com (Resident > Services & Programs) or contact customer service at 913-367-5500.