Updated: Highland Village raises garbage collection bills by 12% as city transitions from Lewisville landfill

The city of Highland Village raised its garbage collection fees to account for the increased costs of shifting away from the DFW Landfill in Lewisville, city staff said. (Photo by Anna Herod/Community Impact Newspaper)
The city of Highland Village raised its garbage collection fees to account for the increased costs of shifting away from the DFW Landfill in Lewisville, city staff said. (Photo by Anna Herod/Community Impact Newspaper)

The city of Highland Village raised its garbage collection fees to account for the increased costs of shifting away from the DFW Landfill in Lewisville, city staff said. (Photo by Anna Herod/Community Impact Newspaper)

Residents of Highland Village will pay nearly 12% more for garbage and recycling collection than last year as the city transitions to a different landfill in Denton.

Highland Village City Council on Oct. 27 approved the rate increase, which staff said was brought about by the city’s need to transition away from the DFW Landfill in Lewisville.

Residential bills are expected to rise from $16.19 to $18.13 per month for most residents. Senior residents will see their bills increase each month from $14.57 to $16.34, the city said.

Highland Village contracts with Community Waste Disposal for trash and recycling services.

These increases are based in part on cost-of-living increases. The bills include recycling fees as well.


The rate increase was primarily related to additional costs the city will incur by transporting the waste farther north toward Denton, according to a city staff memo.

DFW Landfill has announced it plans to close as it nears capacity, leaving cities such as Highland Village looking for alternatives to meet their long-term garbage needs.

The rate increase also includes the reinstatement of a compost fee.

Correction: A previous version of this story excluded some components of the garbage, recycling and composting fees. The rise in residential bills is expected to amount to 12%.


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