King County, Wash. Tipping Fee Increase Concerns Haulers, Cities

Date: November 4, 2003

Source: News Room

A proposed tipping fee increase at the Cedar Hills Landfill in King County, Washington has caused local garbage haulers to consider the possibility of taking their waste elsewhere, according to the Seattle Times. Some Seattle-area cities, concerned that changes in the county's dumping policies could mean higher rates for their residents, are also considering other options for their garbage disposal. The area's two major haulers, Rabanco and Waste Management, are currently meeting with the Metropolitan King County Council over the proposed $10-a-ton increase in the tipping fee at the county landfill. The county's Solid Waste Division has said it is seeking to raise the rate in order to recoup the true cost of handling the haulers' waste.
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