Sierra Supervisors Approve Solid Waste Rate Increase


A trash rate increase is on the books for Sierra County. The board of supervisors had 138 protests that only comprised 6% of the properties affected, ushering in the rise. Although the supervisors commented that much of the protests assumed the increase was twofold, the supervisors recognized the wording on the ballot was confusing, and the increase was minimal. In addition, a decrease in the trash rates was also given a few years ago. Homes will see a yearly fee of 367 dollars per year, and business users will pay a rate of 20 dollars for each loose cubic yard. The increase was in response to increased operational costs across the five county dump sites.