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Sunshine proposes 19% rate hike

Inflation, increased wages cited

DAVENPORT — Sunshine Disposal, the company the city contracts with for garbage disposal services, is proposing a 19% increase for services provided to the city.

In a meeting with City Council Wednesday, March 13, regional manager Steve Wulf said inflation and the company being forced to raise wages five times are main contributing factors in the proposed increase. Additionally, he said, the state’s carbon tax has caused the company to spend considerably more on fuel.

City administrator Steve Goemmel said the 19% increase would apply to each can, dumpster and other equipment the city pays Sunsh...


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