Martinsburg Borough Raises Price of Recycling Key Cards at Monthly Meeting

Council Also Votes to Unveil Henry Memorial This Month


October 6, 2022

Rick Boston

Garman Brothers began concrete work on the W. Gene Henry Memorial on Tuesday, Oct. 4. The memorial will be finished within the next two weeks, and there will be a ceremony on Oct. 15 to commemorate its completion.

Recycling key card price raised

At the monthly Martinsburg Borough Council meeting, Borough Manager Richard Brantner Jr. brought to the council's attention a revenue disparity in relation to the recycling center key.

According to Brantner's calculations, the dumpster expense is $869 monthly (a leap from the $720 it was at the beginning of 2022) and $10,432 annually. The customer cost is $25 annually, with an annual income of $9,925.

This leaves the borough with a negative balance of $507.

Brantner suggested an increase in the key card price to $35 annually per customer.

This increase was...

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