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December 21, 2012

Lowndes garbage deal promises savings

Pick-up takes effect in February

VALDOSTA — Recent changes to the trash collection services for residents in unincorporated Lowndes County have left some citizens confused about when their service will begin, how much it will cost and whether area recycling centers will stay open.

The county sent an informational letter Dec. 13 to every current recycling permit-holder, but some residents still have questions.

The Lowndes County Board of Commissioners accepted a low bid of $12.80 per month from Veolia Environmental Services for weekly curbside trash pickup, bi-weekly recycling and yard waste (limbs, branches, etc.) collection, and on-call bulky items collection (refrigerators, TVs, etc.).

Veolia was purchased later by Advanced Disposal; commissioners approved an agreement Dec. 11 for the same services, at the same cost. But the new agreement delayed the start-of-service date for about a month.

The $12.80 all-trash curbside collection service will begin Feb. 1. Until that date, curbside trash collection will continue at current rates for residents already served, and recycling centers will stay open to all recycling permit-holders.

Permit-holders whose permits expire Jan. 7 will be allowed to use the recycling centers through the month of January, without needing to renew.

“Those cards will still be honored and they are good until Feb. 3,” County Clerk Paige Dukes said. “Current card-holders will not be turned away.”

Any Lowndes County resident whose previous collection bills cost more than $12.80 per month for

recycling, garbage and yard waste combined, will see savings under this new service contract, according to the county.

Residents wishing to establish service with Advanced Disposal prior to the Feb. 1 start date may do so by calling (229) 244-2466. Advanced Disposal will arrange to establish service effective Feb. 1, at the rate of $12.80 per month. Residents who are already Advanced Disposal customers will see the new rate when it goes into effect in February.

Customers with service issues can call the above number to resolve them. If a satisfactory outcome cannot be reached, call Lowndes County at (229) 671-2400.

Additional information can be found at www.AdvancedDisposal.com.

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