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Sonoma County Reduces Fees Faced By Waste Hauler at Santa Rosa Recycling Sites

Sonoma County health officials have substantially reduced the fines that the region’s largest waste hauler will face for having too much garbage coming into its recycling centers.

Instead of the $5,000-per-day penalties that North Bay Corp. was facing beginning Dec. 1 for exceeding the allowable garbage levels at its Santa Rosa recycling centers, the company will now face fines of $1,000 per day.

The accommodation could end up saving the company more than $200,000 in fines if it remains out of compliance with regulations through the end of the year, which seems likely.

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