No Rate Hike This Year For Garbage Service

By  //  August 26, 2013

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ABOVE VIDEO: Residents of unincorporated Brevard County will not see a rate increase this coming year for automated curbside garbage and recycling collection service.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Residents of unincorporated Brevard County will not see a rate increase this coming year for automated curbside garbage and recycling collection service.

Residents of the unincorporated areas can expect delivery of the new 64-gallon garbage cart and 64-gallon recycling cart between Aug. 1 and Sept. 27. An informational brochure will be attached to the new carts as well as a listing of the items that can be recycled in the recycling cart. Garbage carts will have green lids and recycling carts will have yellow lids. (SpaceCoastDaily.com image)

Residents of the unincorporated areas can expect delivery of the new 64-gallon garbage cart and 64-gallon recycling cart between Aug. 1 and Sept. 27. An informational brochure will be attached to the new carts as well as a listing of the items that can be recycled in the recycling cart. Garbage carts will have green lids and recycling carts will have yellow lids. (SpaceCoastDaily.com image)

Following a public hearing during the Commission’s regular monthly meeting last week, Commissioners voted 4-0 (with one commissioner absent) to keep the rates the same in the coming year.

The rate will, however, increase by 2 percent in the following year and will be subject to adjustments in subsequent years depending on action taken by future commissioners.

Brevard County residents in unincorporated areas pay $125.70 annually for 2-1-1 collection service, which consists of twice weekly garbage collection and once-a-week collection both for recycling and yard waste.

By locking in this rate, the Commission adopted the second-lowest rate for curbside collection services in the county.

In April, Commissioners approved a 7-year-contract with Waste Management Inc. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

In April, Commissioners approved a 7-year-contract with Waste Management Inc. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

In April, Commissioners approved a 7-year-contract with Waste Management Inc., which will implement automated curbside garbage and recycling collection service.

The company is currently delivering garbage and recycling containers to customers throughout the county that will be used as part of the automated collection program, which begins Sept. 30.


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