Morton to raise garbage fees in the new year

By WEEK Reporter

December 28, 2012 Updated Oct 26, 2013 at 2:27 AM CDT

MORTON, Il. -- Beginning January 1, 2013 residents in Morton will be paying more for their garbage fees.

Morton residents will have a garbage collection system similar to the one in Peoria and will no longer use the small orange bins.

They will have the option of purchasing a 65-gallon roller bin or a 35-gallon one for garbage use.

The fee will be $15 a month instead of the current cost of $11.50.

Morton Public Works Superintendent Craig Loudermilk says residents will also see a 3 percent increase in the third year of the new contract.

"At the end of the day when I go home I feel good that we got the best possible deal for the citizens of Morton. In addition to the increase we did get some additional services. Some of these services are e-waste drop off at their facility on Jefferson," said Loudermilk.

Senior citizens are eligible for a reduced rate on the smaller garbage bins.

Residents who do not want to subscribe to the new system will be responsible for taking their garbage to a landfill.

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