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Mayors approve raise in dumping rates


People may note a bit more of pinch when they haul that Saturday load to the dump, beginning next summer when prices go up slightly.

The Regional Board of Mayors last week approved a raise in transfer station dumping rates from 6.2 cents a pound to 6.7 cents.

City Administrator of Electric City, Russ Powers, who prepared a proposed budget for the RBOM, said the income of the transfer station simply isn’t matching up with the expenditures.

“It’s just the cost of things,” Powers said. “Insurance, fuel, goods. More and more people are maybe driving to Ephrata to dump things.”


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