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County, city to talk over garbage issue

SEBRING - Will Avon Park and Lake Placid truck their trash to a landfill in Okeechobee, or will the Highlands County commissioners offer a reduced tipping fee?

That's the subject Tuesday of Item 8 at the Highlands County commissioners meeting. The 9 a.m. conference is scheduled in the County Government Center.

The city of Avon Park paid $282,000 in tipping fees from March 1, 2013 to Feb. 28, 2014 while the town of Lake Placid paid $137,000. Another document shows the City of Sebring paid about $406,000 last year.