Town council votes to increase garbage rates

Citing increased costs from the Baldwin County Landfill, the Silverhill Town Council voted Monday night to approve a 30 percent hike in garbage pickup rates for the town

This is something we have to take care of right away,” said Mayor Tim Wilson before Monday night’s vote.

County landfill costs rose 25 percent over the last year and council members were given prices to raise rates 25 percent or 30 percent. Council member Bert Jones moved to increase rates 30 percent, which was passed unanimously with all council members present.

Town council votes to increase garbage rates