Carl residents will begin paying for their own garbage service beginning early in 2011.
The town is looking to make billing private, which means it will no longer foot the bill for the service.
“It’s not as if we’re abandoning our neighbors in this transition,” mayor David Brock said. “Basically the city can’t afford to do it anymore. The city can’t afford to pay for it.”
Town attorney Wayne McLocklin said that recent increases to the consumer price index, fuel and dumping fees further worsen the burden on the town. Currently, garbage service is one of the largest outlays in the Carl budget.