In this 2010 AJC file photo, John Curler walks toward a garbage container on Brookview Trail in Lawrenceville.

New Gwinnett garbage contracts will save residents money

Gwinnett officials say new agreements with the county’s trash haulers will help encourage more recycling — and save residents some cash, too.

The Board of Commissioners approved Tuesday new eight-year agreements with the five trash companies that currently serve residents of unincorporated Gwinnett. The plans, which will go into effect on July 1, will reduce residents’ monthly fees to $17.91, a reduction of about 6.5 percent.

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That amounts to about $15 in savings per year. Price reductions will appear on next summer’s bills.

The new agreements also increase the trash haulers’ senior discount from 15 percent to 25 percent.

Under the agreements, the 17-gallon recycling bins that residents currently use will also be replaced by 65-gallon wheeled carts. New recycling carts will be delivered “later next year,” officials said in a news release. 


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