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Hearing set for reduction in county environmental charge

The Washington County Board set Tuesday, Feb. 25, as the date to receive comments from the public on an amendment to the county’s Solid Waste Management Ordinance.

The change would reduce the rate of the County Environmental Charge from 37.5 percent to 35 percent.

The County Environmental Charge is assessed on garbage collection. It is expected that the reduction will save taxpayers $450,000 each year.

The hearing will be at 9 a.m. Feb. 25 during the board’s regular meeting in the County Board Room in the Government Center, 14949 62nd St. N., Stillwater.