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Porter County Recycling Fee Increased For 2015

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September 18, 2015 — Porter County residents can expect their recycling fee to go up 5 dollars a year for 2015, and businesses can expect to pay for the service for the first time.

The Porter County Recycling and Waste Reduction District Board voted this week to increase the annual fee paid by all county residents to 20 dollars a year, and include businesses in the mix for the first time since the fee’s inception in 1996.

Executive Director Therese Davis says the fee increase will generate an additional $408,000 in annual revenue, including $81,000 from county businesses on the fee for the first time.

The Porter County solid waste district’s budget comes primarily from the recycling fee, which was $983,000 last year.

 

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