Beginning March 1, a new fee structure for solid waste disposal will go into effect in Richland; but with it comes an increase in curbside services. Richland will provide organic yard waste pickup service at the curb with an optional curbside recycling program. The monthly fee for both yard and garbage pickup will be $16.90 a month but a reduced rate of $16.10 will be charged until green auto cans are in operation. Richland residents can sign up for recycling service for $5.70 a month, available later this spring. Residents will still be able to dispose of leaves, grass, shrubs, tree limbs, and other organic waste for free at the landfill, but those hauling household trash, furniture and demolition debris such as rocks dirt and lumber will be charged a $10 fee. Non-residents will be charged a minimum of $10 for yard debris, $20 for household trash under 1,200 pounds and $73 for each ton. Free disposal will continue for electronics, such as computers and television sets, as well as for household hazardous wastes through the Benton County Moderate Risk Facility located at the landfill.
Additional information will be mailed to each resident or it can be found by visiting the City of Richland website, link to Curbside Recycling/Landfill. An informational video has also been produced and is available on the website and will air on Richland's CityView, channel 13 throughout March.
by Colleen Lane
The Lane Real Estate Team
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