Posted November 9, 2016
We sincerely thank you for choosing Mountain Waste & Recycling for your solid waste & recycling services. It is our privilege to serve you at your home, business, construction site, or special event.
We are informing you in advance of our 2017 service rate increase based on the following impacts:
In 2017 Pitkin County will continue to limit haulers the amount of recycling materials that they will process. Out of necessity, Mountain Waste & Recycling will continue to haul the recycling materials to Alpine Waste & Recycling in Denver, CO. This facility is a Colorado company and has expanded in order to process more recyclables from around the state. Transportation costs to haul the recyclables from our area to Denver are on the rise again. Also, we are anticipating a possible “tipping” fee increase at Alpine.
Updating Route Truck Fleet:
We continue to maintain and improve clean and safe equipment. The average age of our fleet is roughly 13 years old and our oldest truck is 25 years old. We are continuing to update our fleet with newer equipment. With stricter emissions requirements and workplace safety needs, upgraded collections vehicles are necessary to ensure our ability to service our customers.
Health Care Insurance:
We will continue to provide health care coverage to our employees in 2017. As we all know, the rates for providing health care coverage to our employees continue to rise at exceptional levels.
Because of these cost impacts, you will see a change in the rates we charge for solid waste & recycling services at your home or business effective December 1st, 2016.
We have placed a great deal of information on our new web site to educate our customers about the environmental services we provide. We have a special section about the challenges of recycling and waste diversion in our rural area.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss the information in this post, please feel free to contact us at (970) 963-3435.