As of Monday, August 19, 2013
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Gwinnett Daily Post
Regarding Peachtree Corners lowering the cost of trash pickup (“Peachtree Corners residents’ trash cost gong down,” Aug. 11, 3C), it is truly amazing that most of Gwinnett households pay mandatory pricing of $18.88 per month for an assigned hauler (billed in advance via annual property tax bill), while a small community within our county can offer weekly pickup with more features at $11.50 per month.
In addition to trash/recycling pickup at this price Peachtree Corners will get side-door pickup for seniors/disabled while offering a 15 percent discount, optional $10 per month yard waste removal (instead of a minimum 6 month-fee), and a recycling “rewards” program for its citizens with 100 percent of recycling profits credited back to their city.
What is wrong with this picture? Obviously, this small city negotiates much better than giant Gwinnett county. But then again, there probably wasn’t much negotiation three years ago when the present haulers were forced on us.
C. Fontana, Lawrenceville