Court affirms solid waste plan
Plaintiffs Verlin and Milagros Gilliam of Loganville filed the lawsuit against Gwinnett County and its five private residential trash haulers alleging it is illegal to require all unincorporated residents to have trash service and to bill them in advance with their property tax. In the Gilliam's case, their mortgage company pays the fees from an escrow account set up as part of their mortgage.
The complicated litigation was transferred to the Superior Court in September 2010. Judge Clark's findings in favor of the County finally settle a number of issues related to the new solid waste plan that went into effect in July 2010.