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Garbage rates increasing in Mattawa

by RACHAL PINKERTON
Staff Writer | February 24, 2021 1:00 AM

MATTAWA — The Mattawa City Council voted Feb. 18 to raise the rate for residential garbage from $18 to $23 beginning March 1.

The raise is a result of increased fees charged by Consolidated Disposal Services Incorporated, the garbage service for the City of Mattawa.

City Clerk Anabel Martinez told the council the $23 does not reflect taxes and the total rate would be closer to $25.

“I believe that this is, as a city, out of our hands,” said council member Tony Acosta.