Households in Wood River will notice a slight rise in the price they pay for garbage and refuse services starting next month. The Wood River City Council approved a new contract with Allied Waste Transportation of Edwardsville during Monday night’s meeting. The three-year contract calls for a $1.59 hike in the cost of service, but Mayor Fred Ufert says that was the best price they could get after renegotiating with the three companies that submitted bids.

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Ufert says households will pay $11.99 per month for service beginning on September 15th. He says residents should get a letter from Allied Waste before that date outlining the pick up schedule.  For more information call Wood River City Hall at 251-3100.

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