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Solid Waste Ordinance
The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners adopted a rate resolution during the business session of June 5, 2012, which includes a senior discount among other provisions. During the business session on August 7, 2012, the Board of Commissioners adopted revisions to the solid waste ordinance for unincorporated Gwinnett County.
Additional Information about the plan
The new residential solid waste management plan has been implemented in unincorporated Gwinnett County as of July 1, 2010, following the approval by the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners of a settlement agreement resolving four lawsuits and residential solid waste service agreements with five waste haulers. This new plan provides comprehensive and consistent solid waste, expands recycling service countywide, and responds to homeowner feedback on the desire for less illegal dumping, same-day neighborhood pickup, and less neighborhood truck traffic.

Solid waste consultant R. W. Beck, Inc., conducted a comprehensive solid waste study in 2009 to aid the County in developing the new plan. The final report on the study includes recaps and analyses of public input gathered through public forums and surveys, benchmarking of programs in other communities, review of recycling options, and recommendations for future actions.

Court affirms solid waste plan
Gwinnett County fees for solid waste and stormwater services are legal and constitutional, according to a court order issued by Superior Court Judge Michael Clark on June 9. He said the County has the authority to contract with private companies to provide those services, to charge the fees on the property tax bill, and to collect the fees as far in advance as is reasonably necessary. More