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Our View: Time to privatize


As the city looks to increase the rates paid by residents for utility services, it might be time to seriously consider privatizing trash collection.

According to proposed rates sent to residents in their water bills, the monthly solid waste charge is projected to increase from $25.50 during the current fiscal year to $47.50 by 2022.

Utilizing one of the private solid waste companies within Sweetwater County may provide savings to residents and save the city from the costs associated with building a solid waste transfer station -- a win-win situation for almost everyone involved.

Of course,...

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