BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Effective immediately, garbage collection rates will go up for residents and businesses in the town limits.
On Monday, the Town of Bath Council voted unanimously in favor of the new rates, which affect the October through December billing quarter. Council member Dave Duncan did not attend the meeting.
The new rates are as follows:
· Residences will be charged $36 per quarter for one pickup a week. The previous rate was $27.50 a quarter.
· Businesses with one pickup a week will be charged $60 per quarter. The previous rate was $31.50 a quarter.
· Businesses that generate food waste must have two pickups a week for a quarterly charge of $120.
· Businesses with three pickups a week will be charged $180 per quarter.
Businesses with trash bins are charged differently. There are nine businesses in town with trash bins, said Councilman David Crosby.
Any special refuse pickup for items such as furniture or appliances is $75 per truck load and will be paid for and scheduled in advance, according to the ordinance.