Garbage rates to rise
The fee at the gate, now $30.40 per ton, will go to $32.45 per ton. The increase works out to $2.05 per ton or 6.75 percent.
In addition to approving the rate hike this week, county commissioners authorized increases of 6.2 percent for Waste Management’s Newberg trash hauling operation and 2.3 percent for its Newberg transfer station operation.
Home pickup customers in Newberg will pay an additional $2.25 per 64-gallon cart or $2.74 per 96-gallon cart. Transfer station customers will pay an additional 40 cents per cubic yard.