Century's garbage rates will increase

Beginning Dec. 1 rates go up 3.73 percent

Residents in Century will see a slight increase in their garbage rates in December after the town council approved a 3.73 percent increase from Republic Services.

Interim City Manager Vernon Prather explained the increase is based on the Consumer Price Index and the current contract allows Republic Services to get the increase based on the CPI.

The rate increase will go into effect on Dec. 1.

The increase will raise residential garbage fees from $24.43 per month to $25.34 per month.

It was noted that commercial customers in Century will also see a 3.73 percent increase in their bills. However,...