Mayor Fung Opposes Proposed Increased Tip Fees by Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation

December, 2015- Mayor Allan W. Fung testified at a public hearing regarding a proposed municipal solid waste disposal fee pricing structure and procedure which would drastically increase the tip fee that municipalities are charged by the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation. Under this proposal, the tip fee would increase from the current $32 / per ton up to $57 / per ton and more in future years.
“It is unconscionable that such a large fee increase be placed upon our taxpayers to dispose of their garbage at the RIRRC facility. Under some calculations, the proposed increase can amount to as much as 106% increase over a four year period! I will vigorously oppose this new pricing structure that not only affects Cranston but many other municipal budgets throughout the state.” said Mayor Fung
In addition to his testimony, Mayor Fung has submitted his written opposition via letter to the Corporation.