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Olmsted County set to increase garbage fees

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC)- Olmsted County commissioners have approved an increase in garbage fees.

For those in residential areas, a fee increase of $3 a month can be expected next year, or nearly a 10% increase.

It is all part of a plan for solving the county's deficit in the solid waste management budget and adjusting to a rising population.

"We know the county's going to expand," says Olmsted County commissioner Dave Perkins. "It's population's going to go up. Building's going to increase. So it's a good deal for the county and the city."

The meeting to decide the increase adjourned at 10:30 Tuesday morning. The $3 hike is meant for residential zones. For those in commercial zones, the increase will vary upon the size of business.

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