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SH Sanitation won't increase garbage rates


March 20, 2019

A Waste Connections company official told the Sweet Home City Council last week that Sweet Home Sanitation will not increase trash rates this week, although the recycling crisis continues and will continue to be a big problem.

Under its franchise agreement with the city, Sweet Home Sanitation can increase its rates by up to the consumer price index, and on July 1, it increased rates 4.2 percent. It increased them again, by 8 percent in August, with the approval of the City Council to offset increasing costs in recycling.

“Unfortunately, things continue to be a struggle,” said Brian Whi...

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