Laurel garbage collection is getting an overhaul

LAUREL — A decision was reached during the Oct 9 City Council meeting on a discus- sion, which had started in August, on changes for hauling garbage and garbage rates. No residents had been at the Council meeting to complain or offer their comments.

An ordinance was passed to have Gill Hauling pick up part of the residential garbage in Laurel. Gill Haul- ing will provide 35 gal- lon and 69 gallon trash carts for the garbage at no extra cost.

The base rates would remain the same for the 69 gallon trash carts: Base Rate $19. Senior Citizens Rate $17.

The yellow “Pay as you Throw” bags will be kept in place. The base rate will remain the same which is $8.50. Residents will still have to purchase the yellow bags same as before.

The only new part of the garbage pickup is the 35 gallon carts. The Base Rate will be $15; Senior Citizen $13.

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