Courthouse Square, where Marion County Commissioners meet. (Caleb Wolfe/Salem Reporter files)

Marion County's current contract with Covanta Marion is set to expire in September. County commissioners on Wednesday will consider a new deal to send liquid waste to the incinerator in the coming months.

Documents filed ahead of the meeting show the county would send about 2.8 million gallons by the contract's end and pay the incinerator 15 cents per gallon. The move requires a contract amendment, which would state the county would not pay more than $420,750.

In the filings, representatives from the county's public works department say the move allows the county to dispose of its waste for cheaper than it currently pays.

County commissioners will also hear about two proposed zone changes. One involves rezoning 3552 Ward Drive N.E., Salem, for multifamily homes; and the other involves rezoning 9160 Portland Road N.E., Salem, for commercial uses.

Meeting details: Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 9 a.m., Senator Hearing Room, 555 Court Street N.E., Salem.

Commission members: Sam Brentano, Kevin Cameron, Colm Willis.

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