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Lexington County Council NOT considering mandatory garbage pickup despite internet rumors

Lexington, SC (Paul Kirby) – Recently, social media has been in somewhat of an uproar over what is an unsubstantiated rumor that the county council was contemplating making it mandatory that you have your garbage picked up curbside in front of your home. This service is and has been available for years in Lexington County for residents that like the convenience for a fee. Those who don’t want to pay the extra fee, and don’t mind taking their garbage to the closest convenience station for free, have been able to do that task themselves. Herein lies the problem. Someone has started the rumor that the council is consider making everyone in the county pay the extra fee and utilize the curbside service when that simply is not true!

According to Harrison Cahill, spokesman for Lexington County, the County Council will convene on Tuesday, Aug. 28th, beginning in committee at 12:15 p.m. There will be two discussions in the Public Works, Solid Waste Management and Airport committee regarding contracts for solid waste, which will be brought out to the 4:30 p.m. Council session for first reading.

Cahill said, “Contrary to public belief, Lexington County Council is not considering approving mandatory curbside pickup. These discussions will be contract renewals and updates. Although residents can expect to see some changes to voluntary curbside collection services, mandatory curbside collection is not something being considered by County Council.”

The public is welcome to attend all work sessions and council meetings of the Lexington County Council. They also stream over the internet and that streaming information can be found on the county’s website at: Lexington County, SC website

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