As of Thursday, October 20, 2011
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LAWRENCEVILLE -- Seniors were excited to learn Thursday that the "rumors" were true: Gwinnett officials are considering a discount for seniors for trash service.
Chairwoman Charlotte Nash was asked about the rumor during a Council for Seniors speech Thursday and said that she did ask county staff to explore options, since many seniors said trash haulers had given discouts to that age bracket before the service became county wide last year.
Nash said seniors often live in one or two-person households and produce less trash than the average family.
"My grandmother was the original recycler," she told the crowd. "She washed her aluminum foil and reused it."
Officials are also still considering changes for vacant houses, she said. No timeline exists for studying the "tweaks," officials said.