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New Solid Waste Contract Will Cost Bossier $8

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Bossier City residents can expect to pay more for their new garbage collection services this year.

Bossier's City Council approved a measure to start a new contract with Republic Services for waste collection, in a six to one vote. The new deal will cost the city a million dollars than the old deal with the City of Shreveport. Bossier residents will pay an extra eight dollars a month for the garbage service on their water bills.
City Council President Jeff Darby was the only dissenting vote saying, some people couldn't afford the rate hike. "A lot of persons are working poor and on strict income and they struggle so $8 may not seem to be a lot to some but for some people, it's quite a bit." Darby also said, public input on the issue was low. "They should always voice their opinions. We've had two workshops on this issue but not a lot of participation from citizens."

The new contract service and rate increase will begin on December 1st, 2013.

 

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