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Waste Management of W.Va. seeking rate increase for waste services

Press Release:

Increase to impact customers in 11 counties in central West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Waste Management of West Virginia, Inc., a motor carrier and public utility, has filed with the Public Service Commission of West Virginia an application containing increased rates and charges for furnishing solid waste transportation service to customers in the counties of Barbour, Braxton, Doddridge, Gilmer, Harrison, Marion, Preston, Randolph, Taylor, Tucker, and Webster.

The proposed increased rates and charges will produce approximately $1,225,693.33 annually in additional revenue, an increase of 11.42%.  The carrier’s present authorized rates and its proposed rates are as follows:

PRESENT AUTHORIZED RATES                         PROPOSED RATES

Residential Rate                      $14.50                         $18.75

Residential Rate                      $16.75                         $18.75

Residential Rate                      $17.00                         $18.75

Residential 1 Bag Rate            $12.00                         $13.50

Residential Bag Rate               $2.00                           $2.25

Additional Cart Rate               $3.50                           $4.00

Commercial/Industrial Negotiable                   Negotiable

Waste Management of West Virginia, Inc. is also seeking inclusion of an extra bag charge of $1.50 per bag over six (6) 30-gallon bags.

Individual customers may receive increases that are greater or less than stated here.  The requested rates and charges are only a proposal and are subject to approval, denial, or modification (increases or decreases) by the Commission in its review of this application.  Any increase in rates 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.)

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

Anyone desiring to protest this proposed change in rates or to intervene should file a written protest or notice of intervention prior to March 3, 2017, unless the Commission, by order, specifies a different date.  Failure to file a timely protest or notice of intervention may affect your rights to protest any rate increases and to participate in future proceedings in this case. 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 notices of intervention should be addressed to the Executive Secretary, Public Service Commission of West Virginia, P.O. Box 812, Charleston, W.Va. 25323.

A complete copy of the carrier’s present authorized rates, as well as a representative of the carrier to provide any information requested concerning the proposed changes, is available to all customers, prospective customers, or their agents at the office of Waste Management of West Virginia, Inc., 1488 Dawson Drive, Bridgeport, W.Va. 26330.

A copy of the carrier’s present authorized rates and of its proposed rates is also 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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