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Trash Fees Going Up for Gwinnett County Residents

30-cent a month increase to go into effect with 2012 annual billing cycle. Total amount of $217.92 included on property tax bills.

The county-mandated garbage collection plan will be more expensive in 2012 for Gwinnett County residents.

The new rate of $18.16 per month -- a 30 cent per month increase over the current rate -- will go into effect in 2012. The total amount  included on a 2011 property tax bill is $217.92.

The fee increase was calculated from increases in the consumer price index and rising fuel prices. According to a statement released by Gwinnett County: “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.”

During the previous billing cycle, residents in unincorporated parts of Gwinnett County paid 18 months in advance for garbage collection services covering the period from July 2010 through 2011 instead of the yearly amount that will be billed this time. Garbage collection services to county residents are provided by several garbage haulers.

For more information about solid waste and recycling service in unincorporated Gwinnett County, visit www.gwinnettcounty.com.

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