The city’s previous rate for trash collection was just shy of $14 a month, but with the new agreement, customers are now paying $16.70.
The county solid waste authority retained Covanta to design, build and operate the Lancaster WTE Facility more than 20 years ago.
A city councilman has pushed the vote off one more week.
The county is currently exploring other options for recycling services, and this six-month extension gives the county the extra time needed to make a final decision.
The city controller cited an ‘unusual’ amount of secrecy surround the deal.