Nicollet County board looks for rural recycling quotes

ST. PETER — Nicollet County Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution to obtain quotes for rural recycling services Tuesday.

Tri-County Solid Waste Director Al Christensen said Hansen Sanitation wants to increase St. Peter recycling costs from $11.70 per pull to $130; and raise Norseland and Nicollet locations from $121.80 to $141 per pull, 10.5 percent and 16 percent increases.

Christensen said the rate increases are due to fuel costs rising $.35 per gallon and property tax increases on Hansen Sanitation’s shop land and equipment. The firm’s last hauling rate increase was in 2015.

Nicollet County counter-offered with a three percent increase per year for the next two years. Hansen rejected the counter offer.

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