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Dropping Bag Fee Is Bad Idea


Last updated 5/3/2021 at 2pm

One of the proposals in the county budget is to abolish the $1.50 fee per garbage bag at the trash collection centers, referred to as “convenience sites,” across the county and replace it with an annual $200 fee on every owner of homes and buildings in the county.

The apparent intent of this “fee,” which would be included in people’s property tax bills, is to help fund operations and expansion at the county landfill.

While the previous Board of Commissioners was correct to expand the local landfill instead of selecting other options, such as having trash taken to other counties,...

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