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By Garth Meyer
Whitman County Gazette 

County weighs new solid waste contract


February 18, 2021

COLFAX — Whitman County Public Works is beginning the process to renew its 10-year contract for the hauling of solid waste to a landfill outside Roosevelt, Wash.

The current contract with Republic Services expires in June 2022. A renewal would come with a not-yet-determined price increase.

The county will have the option to also go through a process of competitive bids open to other providers.

For the past eight years, nearly all of the household garbage of Whitman County has been put into containers at the local waste transfer station and taken by truck to Spokane, where it is loaded on...

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