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Local garbage rates may go up, but only a little

A minimal garbage rate increase for local residents could result from landfill rates going up in Ephrata.

The landfill in Ephrata, to where the garbage from the Delano Regional Transfer Station currently ships, hasn’t raised its rates in 12 years.

In March of 2021, those rates could go up nearly 69 percent, from $28.31 per ton to $46.76 per ton, or $49.93 after tax. That would result in about $72,...


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