BY LOUISE R. SHAW
Clipper Staff Writer
FRUIT HEIGHTS — City leaders may charge a fee to residents who want their green-waste recycling cans picked up in the fall and re-delivered in the spring.
“We’re spending a lot of city time doing something I don’t think we need to be doing,” Brandon Green, city manager, told council members at their April 19 meeting.
Rather than discontinue the service, Eileen Moss, a city council member, suggested assessing a fee of $25 for pick up and delivery so that “those who use the service pay for it.”
The charge would take away the incentive for pick-up by making it less expensive to keep the can through the winter.
Fruit Heights residents are allowed to use their green-waste recycling cans for regular garbage during the winter. Those who choose to do so will be charged for a second can.
The fee for the green-waste can is $6 per month, whereas the fee for a second garbage can is $8.30 per month. Pick-up for the first can is $14.55 per month.
Mayor Todd Stevenson asked city staff to draft a policy for the council to consider, incorporating a fee for those who want pick-up and delivery each year.
A proposal is tentatively set to be presented to the council during one of the regularly scheduled meetings on either May 7 or 21, said Green.