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By Delivrine Registre - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Garbage fees will go up for people in Albany. The question is how much?

Negotiations continue, but the Dougherty County Commission is now considering charging the city $30 per ton to use the landfill.

That's an increase of five dollars per ton, but it's less than the initial proposed raise of nine dollars and 25-cents per ton.

The city of Albany is the largest customer, and the increase would be passed on to customers. County Commissioners say they may have to open up the landfill to more outside vendors to help make ends meet.

"I'm not going to ask taxpayers to put money in the landfill. It's got to be self-supported. If we got to bring outside stuff in, we may have to do that. We can't keep going up on tipping fees. It's not right for local citizens for it to keep going up," said County Commissioner, Jack Stone.

Under the current proposal, other vendors would be charged $34 per ton.

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