Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Unincorporated Brevard County Garbage Rate Remains Unchanged

BREVARD COUNTY, Florida – Residents of unincorporated Brevard County will not see a rate increase this coming year for automated curbside garbage and recycling collection service.


Following a public hearing during the Commission’s regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Commissioners voted 4-0 (with Commissioner Robin Fisher absent) to keep the rates the same in the coming year.  All of the Commissioners present agreed with Commissioner Chuck Nelson's suggestion that the rate would increase by 2 percent in the following year and will be subject to adjustments in subsequent years depending on action taken by future commissioners.


Brevard County residents in unincorporated areas pay $125.70 annually for 2-1-1 collection service, which consists of twice weekly garbage collection and once-a-week collection both for recycling and yard waste.


By locking in this rate, the Commission adopted the second-lowest rate for curbside collection services in the county.


In April, Commissioners approved a 7-year-contract with Waste Management Inc., which will implement automated curbside garbage and recycling collection service. The company is currently delivering garbage and recycling containers to customers throughout the county that will be used as part of the automated collection program, which begins Sept. 30.


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