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Commissioners approve landfill tipping fees increase

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DOUGHERTY COUNTY, GA -

In a few months folks who dump at the Dougherty County Landfill will pay higher tipping fees.

Monday county commissioners unanimously voted to raise the fees by 1.6 percent. The current rate is nearly $37 per ton. It will go up by 59 cents.

Commissioners say they've contained the cost over the years and it's time for an increase.

"It's not that large of an increase. That landfill provides a pretty amazing service to our community. We've contained the cost over the years and of course that is the only enterprise that we've got so it's self sustaining," said Commissioner John Hayes.

Commissioners plan to use that increase as a guideline for gradual increases each year.

The higher fee will take effect July first.

 

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