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Skagit County Hearing

Solid waste fees could jump 30%

The Skagit County Commissioners will hold a hearing on proposed new solid waste rates at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, in the Commissioner’s Hearing Room, 1800 Continental Place, Mount Vernon.

The county has a new vendor, Waste Management, providing solid waste services in unincorporated areas. Its 2023 contract had a 40% increase in transport and disposal costs. Skagit County Public Works has conducted a solid waste rate study to ensure rates were sufficient to stay solvent. The rate study report is on the county’s website.

Public Works staff presented a new proposed rate structure to the Solid...


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