The Cost Of Garbage Is Going Up

The cost of garbage is going up.

Auditor of State David A. Vaudt today released an audit report on the Fremont County Landfill Commission. The Commission had total revenues of $736,119 for the year ended June 30, 2012, an 18% increase over the prior year. Revenues included gate fees of $595,009 and county and city assessments of $124,477.

Expenses totaled $536,553 for the year ended June 30, 2012, a 15% increase over the prior year, and included $136,486 for employee salaries and benefits, $148,454 for depreciation and amortization and $40,512 for fuel and oil.

The increase in revenue is primarily due to an increase in gate fees. The increase in expenses is primarily due to an increase in salaries and benefits, equipment repair and supplies and fuel and oil.
A copy of the audit report is available for review at the Fremont County Landfill Commission, in the Office of Auditor of State and on the Auditor of State’s web site at http://auditor.iowa.gov/reports/1214-2353-B00F.pdf.
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