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PA council approves higher garbage rates

June 5th, 2014 - 5:19am

(Port Angeles) – Garbage rates are going up in Port Angeles to help pay for fixing a collapsing bluff at the city's old landfill site. The city council this week agreed to a five-year increase package, increasing rates five percent a year from 2015-2018 and then a four percent increase in 2019. The added revenue will be used to pay more than 16 million dollars in bonds for the project to remove old garbage and shore up a failing bluff at the landfill.

City Chief Financial Officer Byron Olson says the city will be selling two types of bonds to fix the landfill bluff.

The Port Angeles city council approved a new “flow control” ordinance this week dealing with garbage coming to the regional transfer station.

The ordinance requires most of the solid waste that comes from the city of Port Angeles and not picked up by city trucks to come to the transfer station on the west side of Port Angeles.

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