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Friday, April 11, 2014

Solid Waste Rates Could Increase

Worcester County property owners and residents who want to take their trash to either of the county’s homeowners convenience stations, formerly known as transfer stations, could be forking over more money for permits next year or they could pay for each bag of trash.

Although the Worcester County Web site states that the “Transfer Stations are for homeowners only (in bold print) with proper permit,” Worcester County residential property owners, regardless of whether it is their primary or secondary residence, and residents who do not own their residences may purchase those permits, Kim Moses, the county’s public information officer confirmed Wednesday. Citizens may verify residency or ownership through property tax bills, utility bills or other similar bills.

During Tuesday’s budget work session, the Worcester County Commissioners discussed the possibility of increasing the cost of the annual homeowner permit sticker from $60 for the first sticker in the household to $100. They did not discuss increasing the current fee of $15 for the household’s second sticker or $60 for each additional sticker within the same household.


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