Effective Feb. 1, 2020, the base sanitation rate will increase $1.25 per month for all residential and commercial customers due to an increase in recycling costs. To view the full rate schedule, please visit LongviewTexas.gov/Rates.
The rate increase was discussed by the City Council on Dec. 12 and approved on Jan. 9. The increase comes after Rivers Recycling, which is the local material recovery facility, increased the cost per ton for the city’s recyclable materials. Since 2017, U.S. recycling exports to China, who previously was one of the largest international buyers of recyclable material, have massively fallen off as China increased the standard of cleanliness required to accept shipments.
Initial Sanitation Rate Increase Presentation
Follow-up Sanitation Rate Increase Presentation