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Right Call On Solid Waste


Last updated 6/16/2021 at 2:19pm

The agreement reached by three county commissioners – Jason Chappell, David Guice and Teresa McCall – to go with a mixed approach to increase funding to adequately support the Solid Waste Department and expand the county landfill is the right one. Instead of charging county residents a $200 solid waste surtax, they agreed Monday evening to a combination of increases that should still encourage recycling but lessen the burden on those who can least afford it.

Under the plan approved by the three commissioners, the per bag fee charged at collection centers will increase from $1.50 to $3...

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