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Oregon County Sues Transfer Station Operator Over Composting Charges

Oregon County Sues Transfer Station Operator Over Composting Charges

The lawsuit is centered around a 10-year contract and alleges that the county’s transfer station operation is overcharging residents for composting.

Marion County, Ore., is suing its transfer station operator for allegedly overcharging residents for compost recycling.

Statesman Journal reports that the lawsuit is centered around a 10-year contract that charges Capitol Recycling and Disposal with operating the Salem-Keizer Transfer Station. According to the report, “the contract sets a rate for hauling yard waste from the facility, obligates the county to reimburse the company for the tipping fee to dispose of it and names three companies where the waste can be taken.”

Republic Services owns both Capitol Recycling and Pacific Region Compost, one of the three compost facilities named in the contract. The county’s suit claims the contract allows it to choose which facility gets the waste, and it wants to go with a less expensive option.

Statesman Journal has more:

Marion County is suing its dump operator, saying the company is overcharging taxpayers for compost recycling.

The dispute centers around how a 10-year contract, signed in 2012, should be interpreted.

The agreement charges Capitol Recycling and Disposal with operating the Salem-Keizer Transfer Station on Deer Park Drive SE off Highway 22.

Read the full story here.

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