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Hubbard County officials are concerned that lack of competition and state taxes results in local residents paying one of the highest garbage rates in Minnesota. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

County debates high garbage rates

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Landfills throughout Minnesota have closed and waste merchants are becoming scarce, so Hubbard County recently engaged in what commissioners called a futile effort.

They set the price of what taxpayers will fork out to ship off our garbage.

Mixed municipal solid waste will fetch a market price of $69.86 per ton.

That was the price solid waste superintendent Vern Massie recommended.

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Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers Hubbard County, courts and breaking news.

(218) 732-3364
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