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Milton-Freewater raises waste removal rates

MILTON-FREEWATER — Milton-Freewater City Council at its meeting June 13 voted unanimously to raise rates for garbage and waste removal services by 10% for city residents.

New rates will take effect July 1, and customers will see the increases on their billing statements in mid-July or early August.

City Manager Linda Hall said the rate hikes are needed due to increased costs for fuel, tires, landfill permits and landfill maintenance.

Milton-Freewater customers pay $14.65 per month, and the new rate will bump that up to $16.12.

“The extra $1.47 a month that citizens will pay will cover a portion of the costs to provide the service,” Hall said.

Despite the increase, Milton-Freewater rates are less expensive than other nearby cities.

The city of College Place’s monthly waste removal fee is $23.35, and Walla Walla’s is $25.80.

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