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Due to an unforeseen mechanical issue with our vehicle, D.M. Disposal will host another shred event for residents who reside within the City limits of Puyallup. See the event details below:
SHRED EVENT-Saturday May 30th 10am-1pm
Comforth Campbell Parking Lot: 3rd & East Main, Puyallup
Shredding provided courtesy of DM Disposal & City of Puyallup.
Checkout http://www.atg.wa.gov/what-shred for helpful hints on what to shred to help protect your privacy & your identity. Please do not bring stiff metal, plastic bags, DVD’s or other items that will jam the shredder. Limit one file box or two grocery bags of documents per resident.
Effective March 1, 2015, customers will experience an increase in garbage service prices. This increase is due to a 4.01% dump fee increase. The price per ton for disposal of waste increased from $139.38 to $144.97. In addition to an increase in the rate to dispose of waste at the dump, every year the commodity credit is reviewed based on the preceding 12 months value of recyclable material. This year the commodity credit changed from $2.05 per month to $0.49 per month. Some of the reasons for this change include lower demand for recycled packaging material and decreased demand for recyclable material in other products. The recyclable material that we collect from your home often ends up getting sold to a mill which ultimately turns your old cardboard boxes into new cardboard boxes. When consumers buy less, there is a lower demand by packaging companies to buy old boxes. This year has seen another significant decrease in the commodity credit ($2.05-$.49) which is partially related to the lack of demand for these products. As recycling education increases and environmentally conscious companies emerge in the recovering economy, the demand for materials made of recyclable goods is increasing, however, during tougher economic times, this can then decrease. During the challenging economic times, the credit declined to $0.14 in 2010 & while the commodity did decrease, the continued education and demand for recyclable products will hopefully raise this credit back again in years to come. The chart below illustrates the change in the commodity credit value over the last five years.
On Monday May 25th, 2015 in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday, our office will be closed, however, there will be no change to the collection schedule and all routes will run as normal. Garbage, recycling, and yard waste are collected on all weekday holidays except Thanksgiving (4th Thursday in November), Christmas (December 25th), and New Year’s Day (January 1st). Thank you!