The monthly residential solid waste service fee charged to residents in unincorporated Gwinnett County will go up slightly under the terms of the contracts with the trash hauling companies that were executed by the County in 2010.
The increase of 30 cents per month goes into effect for the 2012 annual billing and will bring the total monthly fee for the weekly collection of trash, bulky items, and recycling to $18.16. The fee for 12 months of solid waste service to be included on the 2011 property tax bills amounts to $217.92. Those bills are expected to be received during the second week in September.
In accordance with the agreements the County has with the solid waste haulers, this fee increase is calculated from increases in the consumer price index and rising fuel prices. Even with the small monthly increase, residents will notice a substantial reduction in the total solid waste fee charged on the tax bills since they will only be billed for 12 months instead of 18. With the start of the new solid waste program in July 2010, residents were charged for service for the last six months of 2010 and all of 2011.
The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011