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County Commission approves 2.9% increase in landfill fees

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Gloria Gaines, County Commission Vice Chair Gloria Gaines, County Commission Vice Chair
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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

It will soon be more expensive to dump garbage at the Dougherty county landfill. County Commissioners unanimously approved a 2.9% increase in landfill tipping fees Monday.

The Solid Waste director said the increase was necessary to keep up with inflation. The landfill operates under a separate fund with money coming from user fees, not taxes.

"It is a requirement that we maintain a healthy landfill enterprise fund. That fund has to always pay for itself. We certainly could not operate at a deficit there," said Gloria Gaines, County Commission Vice Chair.

The increase will be effective July 1-st. Homeowners taking their garbage to the landfill will still be able to dump up to 250 pounds per day for free.

The Solid Waste Director says the increased landfill fees may cause the city to increase garbage service fees.

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