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By Noah Haglund
The Everett Herald 

County landfill fighting for Snohomish contract


In a high-stakes battle to haul Snohomish County’s trash to a faraway landfill, the County Council has some options to ponder.

An expert panel advised sticking with long-time provider Republic Services to take trash east of the Cascades by rail to the Roosevelt Regional Landfill in Klickitat County/

That might not be the end of the story, though. The county’s consultant said a rival put in a better bid, but was hamstrung by other factors.

Either way, the county stands to save money over what it’s paying now.

“This has been a long journey,” said county Councilman Terry Ryan, noting that discussions about the contract started years ago.

The council is set to consider its options o...

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