The cost of the city’s failed homeless strategy: A 30% hike in trash fees for business

The Oregonian reports Portland businesses will soon pay more to have trash collected and hauled away. The extra $1 million the city will take in annually will be used to clean up debris left on public property by homeless people.

The City Council on Thursday raised the per-ton fee businesses pay to have their garbage hauled from $9.60 to $12.60. Increased costs take effect July 1.

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