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Macon-Bibb, Ga., Could Add Residential Garbage Fees to Property Tax Bills

Macon-Bibb, Ga., is considering adding residential garbage fees to annual property tax bills instead of sending out quarterly statements.

Two years ago, Macon and Bibb County, Ga., commissioners approved a proposal to increase the fee for residential garbage and recycling collection. And now, in an effort to improve collection rates, Macon-Bibb, Ga., is considering adding residential garbage fees to annual property tax bills instead of sending out quarterly statements.

Under the proposed ordinance, residents would pay $300 for 15 months of service from October 2017 to December 31, 2018, which is equal to $20 a month. But in 2019, the fee would increase to $22 a month.

The Macon-Bibb County Commission’s Committee of the Whole will be discussing the proposed ordinance later today.

The Telegraph has more information:

Garbage fees for Macon-Bibb County residents could be added to property tax bills as a way to improve the collection rate.

The Macon-Bibb County Commission’s Committee of the Whole is scheduled to discuss an ordinance Tuesday that proposes moving the fees to the annual tax bill instead of a separate statement sent out quarterly. The proposal is the latest suggestion on how officials could increase the collection rate as Macon-Bibb deals with about $7 million in uncollected garbage fees.

Read the full story here.

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