Watauga County Commissioners have approved changes to tipping fees for solid waste.

The Watauga Democrat reports that beginning January 1st, tipping fee waivers will only apply on Saturdays.

Waivers have been available during the week but with the new year, waivers will not apply weekdays and citizens will have to pay.

The County is also providing commercial and industrial collection services to business in the 28607 zip code. Fees would be $150 dollars for industrial pickup, $34.65 for commercial pick up and $27.70 for recycling.

At the November 6th meeting, Commissioners again decided to table any changes to the Valle Crucis Historic District ordinance. Commissioners want to know where the new Valle Crucis school will be and what the impacts will be before making a decision.