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Valdosta changes trash collection rates

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Trash collection had become more expensive in Valdosta as of Thursday, but residents were getting a break if they needed to get rid of bulky items.

As of July 1st, the city increased the monthly trash collection fee by two dollars. That allowed the city to stop charging extra to pick up items like furniture and appliances.

As long as a pile of debris is no bigger than 4 ft. long, 8 ft. wide, and 5 ft. high you won't have to pay extra to have the city pick it up.

"I have received some feedback. It has seemed very positive," said Valdosta Public Works Director Richard Hardy, when asked how citizens were responding to the change. "We do expect there will be an increase of items out on the road and we have things in place to adjust as needed."

Piles that exceed the limit will still require an additional fee. For more information about the change, or to for a list of the fees, click here.

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