Lee County garbage rates are recommended to decrease next year by nearly 1.5 percent.
The average household is expected to pay about $2.50 less in fiscal year 2014 for weekly curbside garbage, recycling, yard waste and electronics disposal service if approved by the Lee County Commission at a public hearing at 9:30 a.m. June 25 in the Lee County Commission Chambers at the Old County Courthouse, 2120 Main St., Fort Myers.
The reduction would affect homeowners in unincorporated Lee County, the city of Bonita Springs and the town of Fort Myers Beach.
The proposed reduction rate is 1.44 percent. Combined with the fiscal year reductions since 2009, homeowners will pay $48 less annually, if approved. The average household rate is $176.50.
The reduction in part is due to operational savings, increased revenue through recycling and electrical production and sales from the Waste To Energy Facility.