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Garbage Fee Proposal

Leon County Commissioners voted to go forward in creating a plan to make curbside garbage service mandatory within unincorporated areas outside of Tallahassee city limits.

Currently, those residents can either pay Waste Management for curbside service or use the county's bulky-items disposal centers.

If the plan goes through, homes in the unincorporated areas will have to pay about $210 for curbside service.

Using the disposal centers are free at this time. But, under the plan, residents would have to start paying to use the centers.

Administrators say the fee at the disposal centers would help pay for the costs to run the centers.

The fee amount is to be determined and will be based on how much a person throws away.

The commission will hold public hearings on the issue before taking any action.

If approved, the changes would not go into effect until 2013.

We will keep you posted.


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