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County Faces Garbage Decision


Last updated 5/17/2021 at 12:20pm

Currently, Transylvania County faces a shortfall of roughly $1.7 million to operate solid waste operations in next year’s budget.

County government staff say increasing charges on the public to offset those annual loses is necessary and unavoidable. The question is what payment method to use.

As previously reported, in her proposed budget for the 2021/2022 fiscal year, County Manager Jaime Laughter recommended doing away with the $1.50 per garbage bag charge at the collection sites.

Instead, Laughter pro-posed an annual $200 per parcel fee for property owners that would be included on...

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