COMMISSIONERS APPROVE AGREEMENT WITH RESIDENTIAL HAULERS
(Lawrenceville, Ga., Dec. 19, 2017) – The Board of Commissioners approved an amended eight-year agreement with the residential trash haulers currently operating in unincorporated Gwinnett County on Tuesday. The revised agreement will reduce the cost of residential trash and curbside recycling services in unincorporated Gwinnett County, improve recycling and provide continuity of services. The amended agreement begins July 1, 2018, and replaces the current eight-year contract that is set to expire June 30, 2018. City residents will not be affected by the plan.
As part of the approved program, residents will retain their current hauler. In addition, the 17-gallon recycling bins will be replaced with a larger, covered 65-gallon cart on wheels. The haulers have cut their fees, reducing the overall monthly fee from $19.16 to $17.91. The senior discount will change from 15 percent to 25 percent, reducing senior fees from $16.47 to $13.75 per month.
Residential trash and recycling service will still include weekly trash pickup of household waste and more than 30 types of recyclables. Collection on each street will be on the same day of the week with exceptions for New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Service will continue to include bulky item and white goods pickup; residents will still need to contact their assigned hauler to schedule pickup. Yard waste collection will also continue to be offered as an elective service, but at a 25 percent reduced cost for those who elect the 12-month plan.
Unincorporated Gwinnett County residential solid waste customers would see the price reductions on their next billing, scheduled for summer 2018. New recycling carts will be delivered later next year.