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Reduced garbage collection fees available for some Sylacauga residents

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SYLACAUGA, Ala. – Some residents of the City of Sylacauga may be exempt from paying garbage collection fees or may be eligible for a reduction in the collection fee amount.

Ordinance No. 2156-14 adopted by the City Council on April 15, 2014, provides for the exemption based on the following criteria, and states that individuals meeting one or both of these requirements must complete a new application yearly.

1.) Any person being head of household , in whose name a utility meter is listed or registered, who shall state in writing under oath that he or she is over the age of sixty-five years and that the total combined monthly income of all individuals living in the residence or household is not over $600 per month, shall be required to pay a reduced garbage collection fee of $3 per month.

2.) Any person, being head of a household in whose name the utility meter is listed or registered, who shall state in writing under oath that he or she is totally physically disabled to work and that the total combined monthly income of all individuals living in said household is derived from Social Security Benefits, Supplemental Security Income or a combination of the two, shall be exempt from payment of garbage collection fees.

NOTE: The exemptions apply only to household garbage collection fees and normal residential trash, refuse, yard and other waste collection fees, but do not apply to collection charges for additional loads or any other disposal fee/charges imposed herein.

During the months of Sept. and Oct., the city of Sylacauga will be accepting applications (both new and renewal) for individuals who qualify for the exemption.Applications may be obtained from the City Clerk’s office. Proof of income (bank statement) and a copy of utility bill is required. Anyone having questions concerning these exemptions may call 256-401-2401.


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