Brevard County, Fla., commissioners have approved a plan that will increase residential trash collection rates by 4.8 percent for the budget year that begins on October 1. Approximately 97,000 residents will now pay $134.36 per year, which is $6.15 more than the current rate.
The county’s solid waste account was depleted by cleanup after Hurricane Matthew in October 2016, and this rate increase will help the county maintain a reserve in its solid waste account for cleanup from future storms and other natural disasters.
Florida Today has more details:
Trash bills will be going up for residents of unincorporated Brevard County, under a plan county commissioners have approved.
The 4.8 percent increase in residential rates for the budget year that begins Oct. 1 will help the county maintain a reserve in its solid waste account for cleanup from future storms and other "catastrophic events."
That account was depleted by cleanup of vegetation, fences, docks and other debris after Hurricane Matthew last October.