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Council pushes to hold down trash rate hike

 

July 4, 2018



City Council members made it clear Tuesday night, June 26, that they believe a 16 percent garbage rate increase proposed by Sweet Home Sanitation to cover its increased recycling costs is excessive and questioned why it took so long for the matter to come to the council.

Sanitation company officials responded that the proposed increase is simply what their costs are now that China has stopped accepting co-mingled recycling materials that are produced in Sweet Home.

“This is not our fault,” Scott Gagner, Sweet Home Sanitation manager, told the council in what was a fairly cordial conv...



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