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DSI seeking rate increase for waste services

Press Release:

Increase to impact customers in 10 counties in southwestern West Virginia

HURRICANE, W.Va. — Disposal Service, Incorporated, a public utility, has filed an application for increased rates with the Public Service Commission of West Virginia.

The proposed increased rates and charges will impact certain customers in Boone, Cabell, Calhoun, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Putnam, Roane and Wayne counties. The increases will produce approximately $507,752.01 annually in additional revenue, an increase of 15.19 percent.  The average bill for the various classes of customers will be changed as follows:

($) INCREASE           (%) INCREASE

Municipal Solid Waste                       $6.00                           15.19%

State Tax                                                                                             

Gate Rate                                            $6.00

Per Tire up to 16” off the rim             $0.50                           20.00%

Per Tire up to 16” on the rim             $0.75                           20.00%

Per Tire up to 16” no greater

than 24.5”                                           $1.25                           20.00%

Minimum Charge                                $2.29                           15.27%

Special Waste                                                                          15.19%

The increases shown are based on averages of all customers in the indicated class.  Each class may receive an increase or decrease greater or less than stated.  Individual customers may receive increases that are greater or less than average. Furthermore, the requested rates and charges are only a proposal and are subject to change by the Commission in its review of this filing.  Any increase in rates and charges will not become effective until authorized and approved by the Commission. If a hearing is scheduled, notice will be given of the time and place of hearing.

Anyone desiring to protest or intervene should file a written protest or notice of intervention prior to March 3, 2017, unless otherwise modified by Commission order.  Failure to timely protest or intervene can affect your rights to protest any rate increases and to participate in future proceedings.  All protests or requests to intervene should briefly state the reason for the protest or intervention.  Requests to intervene must comply with the Commission’s rule on intervention set forth in the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure.  All protests and interventions should be addressed to Executive Secretary, Public Service Commission of West Virginia, P.O. Box 812, Charleston, W.Va. 25323.

The information was posted in a legal advertisement in community newspapers of record for the impacted areas.

A complete copy of the proposed rates, as well as a representative of the Company to provide any information requested concerning it, is available to all customers, prospective customers, or their agents at the office of Disposal Service, Incorporated, 1100 State Route 34 S. Hurricane, West Virginia 25526. A copy of the proposed rates is available for public inspection at the office of the Executive Secretary of the Public Service Commission at 201 Brooks Street, Charleston, W.Va.

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