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Garbage survey coming to Dougherty residents

November 10, 2004

Albany - People who live in Dougherty County will get a chance to talk trash - literally. If you live outside the city limits, you'll receive a questionnaire in the mail in the next few days. It asks what type of trash service you would like; household garbage, yard trimmings, and-or furniture pick-up.

The City is taking over garbage collection in the county, and solid waste officials need to know how much service you want to pay for. "Even though the county residents are paying a lesser fee, they are only getting garbage pick-up once a week," said City Public Works Director Phil Roberson. "If they want to continue with that, if that's their consensus, I still think the price will be as competitive as what they're paying now. That's because you'll have one contractor with all 5,000 customers compared to three or four contractors with different customers."

The garbage change comes after a joint governmental agreement allowing the city to handle pick-up countywide with all the trash going to the county landfill which is in dire need of revenue.

Posted at 4:33PM by kathryn.murchison@walb.com