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SYLACAUGA, Ala. – Due to an ordinance passed by the Sylacauga City Council, residents of Sylacauga can qualify for either free or reduced garbage collection fees.

Back in April of 2014, the Sylacauga City Council passed Ordinance No. 2156-14. This measure permits certain members of the Sylacauga community to either be exempt from paying garbage collection fees or to receive a reduction in the fees paid.

The ordinance reads as follows:

“Any person, being the 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.”

In order to qualify for an exemption or fee reduction, the household must meet one or more of the criteria stated above.

The City of Sylacauga will be accepting new applications as well as renewals from now until the end of October.

Applications may be obtained from the city clerk’s office. Proof of income and a copy of the household’s utility bill is needed to submit an application.

Anyone having questions concerning these exemptions may call the city clerk’s office at (256) 401-2401.


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