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Commissioners approve 8% rural trash rate increase


July 18, 2018

Linn County Commissioners on July 10 approved an 8 percent rate increase for waste haulers who serve rural customers in Lebanon and Sweet Home.

The board had discussed the matter at length the previous week, July 3, but decided to table the matter after Commissioners John Lindsey and Will Tucker said they wanted more time to think about it.

The increase will be effective retroactively to July 1.

Rick Partipilo, administrator for the county Solid Waste Advisory Committee and county Health Department staffer, told commissioners in the July 3 meeting that SWAC met May 31 to discuss the inc...

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