UPDATE JUNE 27, 2017: Emadco Reverses Plans For Rate Increase, Says Rates Will Decrease
MOUNTAIN AREA — Customers of Emadco Disposal Service, Inc., Madera County’s waste disposal service company, will soon be seeing an increase in their monthly rate.
Emadco customers will receive this letter in the coming days:
The purpose of this notice is to inform you of a service rate increase in your area effective July 1, 2017. The State of California adjusts the Consumer Price Index (CPI) every year with the fluctuation of the cost of living. There are several factors the State considers when releasing the CPI, e.g. fuel, housing, wages, etc. As a business, we reference the CPI annually and within a stipulation of our contract with Madera County, our rate structure adjusts. This was a difficult business decision to make as we recently raised our rates in January when disposal fees were increased at the Fairmead Landfill. We understand the effect this adjustment will have on each of our customers. We appreciate and value your continued support.
The current residential service rate is $30.41 per month. An increase of 6.92 percent will bring the new rate to $32.51.
Two components have led to the increase, Emadco explains. The first is the Fuel Price Index which has increased 35.3 percent over the last 12 months, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The second component is the Consumer Price Index, which has increased 2.5 percent over the last 12 months.