Trash Tax – Middle Way


Last updated 6/21/2021 at 10:30am

There has been much discussion regarding the new $200 annual tax on garbage disposal for each home/property owner in Transylvania County. There is another possible way to address the budget shortfall related to trash disposal – a way that will be more equitable to those who produce little garbage and to those who use trash dump more often. A middle way is as follows:

•Charge a fixed tax (say $100/year) to all home/property owners in the county. This will entitle home/property owners 10-12 sticker per year.

•Charge a sticker fee at the dump site (say $10-12/sticker) if one has to us...

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