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Fees going up at Malheur County’s Lytle landfill

A hearing on the fees will be held at the Malheur County Courthouse on April 6. (Enterprise file)

VALE – Prepare to pay a little more to dump debris at Malheur County’s Lytle Boulevard Landfill.

A loss of a major commercial customer and increasing costs prompted the proposal to raise the fees, according to Craig Geddes, director of the Malheur County Environmental Health Department.

The minimum fee, typical for something like a pickup load of up to 720 pounds of debris would go from $4 to $10. Geddes noted in a report to the Malheur County Court that Baker City charges a minimum $15.

For noncommercial customers, the “tipping” fee per ton would go up $4 to $28. Commercial haulers -– primarily S & S Disposal of Nyssa and the city of Vale -– would pay $24 . . .