Florida County commissioners have voted for a new trash contract with Waste Management at a 39 percent rate increase.
Under the new contract, the annual bill for trash collection at a single family home will jump to an estimated $194.28 a year, up from the current $139.70 a year, Florida Today reports. The $54.58-a-year increase will take effect for the next budget year, which begins October 1, and will appear as a separate charge on property tax bills.
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County commissioners didn't necessarily like it, but they narrowly approved a new seven-year contract with Waste Management Inc. for trash pickup.
The contract — approved in a 3-2 vote — will result in a 39% increase in rates for Waste Management customers in unincorporated Brevard County who have single-family homes.