Lowndes Co. trash collection could get more expensive

Lowndes Co. trash collection could get more expensive

LOWNDES CO., GA (WALB) - Lowndes County residents were facing Tuesday a potential increase in the price of trash collection.

As of January 2015, he county currently has a contract with Advanced Disposal which charges customers $12.80 per month.

The company explained to county commissioners on Monday that they were losing thousands of dollars a month at that rate and they want county commissioners to consider an increase.

"Based on what they're telling us, they're losing money at $12.80. We have heard a figure of $40,000 a month that they're losin'. We have asked for documentation from them to support that," said Lowndes County Commission Chairman Bill Slaughter.

Slaughter also said commissioners would likely ask Advanced Disposal to make some concessions before granting a rate increase, including allowing Deep South Sanitation to also operate in the county.

Commissioners hoped to work out a plan by March 1st.

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