The company cited increases, over five years, of 54 percent for fuel, 12 percent for drivers' wages, 39 percent for health insurance premiums, and 14 percent for shipping compostable material.
The monthly fee to empty four curbside cans will be $109.32 and $169.15 if they're between 400 and 500 feet away. The company may avoid losses if it can determine the real costs of emptying distant containers, a GreenWaste official told the council.
The council acknowledged the complexities. "You understand Woodside," Councilman Dave Tanner said. "Figure out where those extra costs are coming from."
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