'It's a never-ending fee'

...governments to deal with stormwater. It's one of the only major infrastructure systems ? such as water, electricity, trash service ? not paid for through user fees.But that's no excuse for bureaucrats to fleece taxpayers for a few extra millions...

Recycling Perks VP says Augusta needs more bins

...with household garbage in order to receive curbside trash service.And though Videtto has said her staff is considering...only one without a cart at every residence eligible for trash service."Based on our experience, cities have a higher rate...

Mayor-elect Hardie Davis prepared to wait his turn

...development be part of the funding equation?A: Coupled with the fact that there was strong opposition to how the trash service was handled, that is a concern of mine moving forwards ... I think we've got to take a step back and not make...

Augusta official likes idea of mandatory recycling

...see a day when residents are forced to include recyclable items with household garbage in order to receive curbside trash service.Similar sanctions are already enforced in large cities such as Seattle, San Francisco and New York. The metro Atlanta...

Augusta debris removal requires additional $5 million

...Donnie Smith, who represents the affected neighborhoods and communities. "They all buy city water, receive city trash service and pay city property taxes. We should help."Super District 9 Commissioner Marion Williams voted to remove debris...

Mark Johnson, environmental services director, answers 5 questions on the new trash service

The Augusta Chronicle asked Mark Johnson, Augusta's environmental services director, five questions about the transition to a new trash service.

Rants & Raves

...THE Augusta Commission think that the residents of Richmond County should be made to pay for their below-standard trash service? They picked up nothing at my house on the scheduled day. I don't appreciate paying for nothing.I THINK IT IS...

Augusta set to begin single-day collection services

...Augusta landowner Marion Wiggins, for whom Augusta trash service will soon be required, isn't happy with the change...relatives. His area off Bennock Mill Road has hired its own trash service for years and would like to keep it that way, he said...

Rants & Raves

...to ask around and see what other counties are doing to balance their budget. WE IN HEPHZIBAH do not want this new trash service that is being forced on us, and our city officials should be ashamed to force us to take it. A lot of our neighbors...

Rants & Raves

...hiding in the bushes waiting to give tickets. I AM A SENIOR citizen from Richmond County who is very disgusted with the trash service being put on our taxes. I feel strongly that we should have had a vote on whether we wanted it on our taxes or not...