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New garbage and recycling rates start today in Richland

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RICHLAND, Wash. -- Starting today there is a new fee structure for curbside solid waste disposal in Richland.

The monthly fee for both organic yard and garbage pickup will be $16.90 a month. But until the green auto cans can be provided the service will be 80 cents cheaper. Organic waste will still be free at the landfill.

People can also sign up for recycling which will start later this spring.

The $10 land fill fee also goes into effect today. That fee is only for regular garbage. This include rocks, dirt, furniture, old clothes and regular household trash.

Non-Richland residents will be charged $10 for organic yard waste dumps, $20 for trash under 1,200 pounds and $73 for each ton of trash.

Disposal of electronics will remain free at the landfill.

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