Larimer County holds landfill rate hearing prior to Nov. 18 budget hearing

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The Larimer County Board of Commissioners will hear a proposed rate increase for rubble type material at the Larimer County Landfill just prior to their public budget hearing at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 18 in Fort Collins.

Rubble type materials are usually materials that are non-compactable and take up more air space than other types of materials going into the landfill. Materials that are considered rubble include: asphalt, asphalt shingles, tree trunks, concrete, dirt, sludge, construction and demolition debris. The proposed rate increase is for $1.00 a cubic yard.

“This rate will move our landfill closer to the fees charged by other landfills,” said Solid Waste Director Stephen Gillette who will give Monday’s presentation. “In the past three years, we have seen a large increase in this type of debris due to our fee being less expensive than surrounding landfills.”

The rate hearing will be broadcast on cable TV channels 14 in Fort Collins and 16 in Loveland and Berthoud. The hearing takes place in Fort Collins at 200 West Oak St., 1st floor Hearing Room. Citizens can also listen to the Internet stream at: The public is encouraged to attend.