County Moving Toward $200 Fee For Trash


Last updated 5/26/2021 at 2:56pm

A majority of Transylvania County commissioners support, although somewhat reluctantly, funding the future of solid waste with an annual $200 parcel fee instead of a tax increase and for residents to use the garbage collection centers without additional sticker fees.

During the board’s regular meeting Monday, Commission Chairman Jason Chappell and Commissioners David Guice and Theresa McCall said they would back the new fee rather than raising property taxes (as much as 2.94 cents) or increasing the per bag charge from $1.50 to $12 to meet the roughly $1.7 million shortfall to operate s...

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