Houston County Sanitation Fee Increase

You may not use diesel fuel in your engine, but you may have to pay for it.

Federal regulations have caused diesel to be more pure.

In turn, the cost for Houston County’s sanitation trucks using the oil has gone up.

In 2005, commissioners voted for the sanitation fee to increase from $9.60 to $12, that price may eventually spike to $15.

“We were advised to go up to $13 when we did our previous increase. We really wanted to limit the impact on our citizens and hoped $12 would cover it and honestly it just didn't,” said Chairman Mark Culver of Houston County Commission.

The move is part of Houston County’s long-range plan to better the county.

Commissioners won't move on the issue for another three weeks until they gather residents input.

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