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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

County solid waste, sewer rates go up slightly

The Spokane County Regional Water Reclamation Facility is shown under construction in 2011. Spokane County residents will see a slight increase on their sewer bills this year after the county commissioners voted to raise rates.   (COLIN MULVANY/THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW)

County residents’ sewer and trash rates are going up by a dollar or two.

Sewer rates are increasing for the first time since 2019.

On Feb. 1, a single-family residence will start paying $47.41 for sewer services, up from $46.91. The rates for other housing types are going up by different amounts, but none of the rates is increasing by more than a dollar a month.

Solid waste rates for the North County and Valley transfer stations are changing, too.

Starting Jan. 1, garbage disposal increased from $110 to $112 per ton.

The cost of disposal for Clean Green – organic materials, such as yard trimmings – increased from $53 a ton to $54.

The minimum disposal fees, which cover the first 280 pounds of waste, remain at $17 for garbage and $10 for Clean Green.