Trash Service Fee Increase

For 50,000 households

Evan Smith
July 23, 2019 - 3:28 pm
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More than 50,000 households in the Greenville County Sanitation District will see the cost of their trash service go up by about 40 percent.

The price increase comes after the sanitation district’s board approved the increase, while also requesting a tax increase from the county – a tax increase that it will surely get, it should be noted, as the sanitation district holds taxing authority within the county.

On average, most households should expect to pay about $23 a month for trash now, if you’re adding up the rate hike and the tax increase.

That brings the yearly rate for a house valued at $100,000 to about $270, compared to last year’s average of $210.

This won’t impact all Greenville county residents, however. The sanitation district in question actually covers less than ten percent of the county, at least geographically speaking, with most customers living in areas outside Greenville’s city limits.

Around 130,000 people live within the sanitation district.

This is the first rate increase in eight years.

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