TIFTON, GA (WALB) - A South Georgia city is getting out of the garbage business.
The Tifton City Council approved a contract to privatize their trash collection and solid waste disposal Monday.
City leaders said they've been working for two years on a plan to break away from their trash collecting duties they shared with the county.
They say the new deal will offer more services at a cheaper rate of 15-dollars a month per customer.
"They will get the bad loads, they will get the wet trash once a week. They will get the yard debris and were also going to start the recycling again every other week, which is great. We weren't able to get the recycling all this time with the city," Jamie Cater, Tifton Mayor.
The county will also use the same company, Golden Environmental LLC, with a separate contract.