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By Sarah Aslam
Wrangell Sentinel 

Borough approves higher rates for trash collection, landfill fees

 


Residents will see higher fees for trash pickup on their June bill. The rate for a typical 48-gallon trash can will go up from $28.60 to $43.20 a month, with rate increases for trash containers of all sizes. Landfill fees also increased.

The borough assembly approved the higher rates May 24, which took effect immediately.

Public Works Director Tom Wetor last Wednesday said the rate increase has been long overdue.

“Our sanitation department has broken even for the last number of years,” Wetor said. “We’re not putting any money in the bank for any kind of replacement of equipment. We...



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