DeKalb CEO Proposes Cuts to Waste Pickup Services

February 23, 2015

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DeKalb CEO Proposes Cuts to Waste Pickup Services

Interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May has proposed a radical cut to the county’s residential waste pickup services in an effort to reduce costs.

According to Reporter Newspapers, May’s plan would reduce the number of garbage collection days to one a week, and would combine yard waste and recycling collection with garbage collection. Currently, DeKalb’s sanitation trucks run twice a week to pick up garbage and twice a week to collect yard waste and recycling.

May told the audience at a recent town hall in Brookhaven that the county must either raise rates for the first time in almost a decade or cut services; if the reduction plan is adopted, residents will pay the same fees they are paying now, Reporter Newspapers said.

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