2014 Residential Recycling Commodity Rate Announced
Bellingham, WA – Residential recycling commodity rates for 2014 have been approved by the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (WUTC) effective July 1, 2014. This rate change applies only to residential customers in unincorporated Whatcom County. Rates remain the same for all other customers, including those in Bellingham and Ferndale.
In 2013, market prices for recyclables declined from 2012 prices. As a result, the 2014 recycling commodity rate will be a debit of $.47 per month. For residential customers billed every three months, this will show as a recycling credit of $1.41 ($0.47 x 3 months).
Sanitary Service Company, Inc. (SSC) provides your residence with recycling collection services. You pay us to collect your recyclables, such as newspapers, bottles and cans. These materials are sold and the value we receive (if any) from the sale of these materials is applied to your collection bill in the form of a recycling commodity credit or recycling commodity charge (debit). The recycling credit or recycling charge (debit) is determined by market prices for recyclables from the previous year. It is reviewed and adjusted annually by the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (WUTC). Market prices for recyclables go up and down just like prices for other commodities, such as lumber and gasoline. For a history of the recycling commodity tracker please click here.
About Sanitary Service Company (SSC)
Established in 1929, SSC is Whatcom County's largest recycling and garbage collection service provider, serving 45,000 + customers from Bellingham to Blaine and beyond. SSC was named the 2012 Green Business of the Year by the Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber and is a sustaining member of Sustainable Connections, a Toward Zero Waste Founding Pioneer, 100% Green Power Leader, 5-Star EnviroStar, bicycle-friendly business and Whatcom Smart Trips employer. For more info visit ssc-inc.com. Connect with us: Facebook/sscinc and Twitter @sscinctweets.