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Scofflaws ignore mandatory pickup ordinance

Modified: Thursday, Jul 31st, 2014

Tina French, president of North Lincoln Sanitary Service, told city councilors Monday that some residents are getting a “free lunch” on the backs of the town’s garbage ratepayers. (Photo by Rick Beasley)

LINCOLN CITY — City councilors approved a modest rate increase for garbage service Monday, and set the stage to reign in freeloaders who ignore a mandatory pickup ordinance.

Otherwise, town leaders hailed the efforts of North Lincoln Sanitary Service to provide garbage and recycling services to more than 6,000 residential and commercial customers in Lincoln City.

Last year, trucks from the firm collected nearly 8,500 tons of garbage destined for a giant landfill near Corvallis. Another 3,000 tons of recyclables and 1,500 tons of woody yard debris were also collected.

For the complete article see the 07-30-2014 issue.

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