Garbage Rates Increasing in Abbeville

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Abbeville residents will see an extra charge on their next bill.

A $5 monthly trash pick-up increase will go into effect on August 1st.

Mayor Jim Giganti says the city's two garbage trucks are nearly a decade old making repairs expensive.

This is the first rate increase in 10-years.

"We held it as long as we could and now it has become time to do something especially with the age of our equipment we need to start setting some money aside to purchase new a vehicle," said Giganti.

A new garbage truck would cost $150,000

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