Sanitation billing change to affect Salt Lake Valley customers

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  • Rudolph53 Taylorsville, UT
    March 5, 2013 10:09 p.m.


    You are right - the timing on this is a little off because of the change, which is obviously out of their control. Luckily the fees didn't go up this year. Since Salt Lake County is doing a tax increase on our property taxes, I guess maybe it's okay that there's a little extra is my escrow account this year.

    I've been impressed with Wasatch Front Waste's efforts to keep us informed. They've done a great job answering my questions on this billing change, even though it's a little inconvenient to pay a bill.

  • RBN Salt Lake City, UT
    March 5, 2013 4:43 p.m.

    Two negative results:

    1) Taxpayers paid for the 2012 service in November. Now they must pay by August 15 and many will pay long before then, resulting in Wasatch Front picking up its fees much earlier and being able to utilize the interest from those fees

    2) Most homeowners have mortgages and the mortgage companies will be escrowing based upon the 2012 taxes which included the garbage fees. So, in essence, taxpayers are paying double for garbage services until the escrow account gets sorted out at year end.