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Jurors discard rate increase

Solid Waste committee rejects trash hauling cost change

Members of the Lincoln Parish Police Jury Solid Waste and Recycling Committee this week refused to increase what the parish is paying its trash hauler.

Ricky White, president of Jackie White Inc., which operates and repairs the landfill pickup station and hauls garbage to the Union Parish Landfill to be buried, entered into a new contract with the jury that was effective January 2011. According to the terms of the contract, the jury would pay White $16.53 per ton of garbage hauled.

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