~ Expect a bump in your trash bill starting this month (90-gallon barrel from $21.65 to $22.76; 60-gallon from $17.96 to $18.80; the new 30-gallon for $15.99), plus a one-time bump this month because the city agreed to a raise for Athens retroactive to July 1, 2014, and that back pay will will be on the January bill.
~ You can get Athens to pick up electronic waste, old DVD players, phones, TVs, etc. You can put up to ten items at a time on the curb, but you need to call Athens to schedule pick-up: (888) 336-6100.
~ Athens is now offering a 30-gallon trash barrel (along with its 60 and 90-gallon barrel) if you just generate an itty-bitty amount of trash.
Source: City of Monrovia newsletter, "Recycle News"
- Brad Haugaard