Lawrence County Council approves tax rate and budget for Solid Waste District

LAWRENCE CO. – The Lawrence County Council approved the Lawrence County Solid Waste District budget and tax rate for 2022.

The budget for the Solid Waste District for 2022 is $4,094,700 which is a 38.65 percent increase. This is due to a planned project to address increased traffic flow on Saturdays at the center. There was also an eight percent pay increase for employees. More employees had to be hired to keep up with the demand at the Recycle Center located on Mitchell Road.

The tax rates for 2022 will remain the same as 2021. There are nine remote transfer stations located throughout Lawrence County. The tax rate will be 0.11662.

A final run-through of all the budgets will be on September 23, 2021, with the budget being officially adopted on October 7, 2021.

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