City Council stalls on rate increase for recycling
August 22, 2018
After telling Sweet Home Sanitation last month by consensus to go ahead and move forward with a rate increase designed to help pay for higher costs associated with recycling, the Sweet Home City Council last week held off the first reading of an ordinance to authorize the rate increase.
Sweet Home Sanitation began charging the 8-percent increase this month. That followed an automatic annual increase – agreed to last year by the council – based on the Portland-Salem Consumer Price Index of 4.2 percent effective on July 1.
The ordinance authorizing the increase was on the agenda for the...