On November 17, the Macon-Bibb County Commission approved expanding and standardizing recycling and yard waste pickup and realigning of garbage pickup services. Beginning January 4, 2016, the following services will be offered:
-Every home will have the opportunity to have curbside single stream recycling, something that many residents have been requesting for several years;
-Yard waste will be picked up from every home on a weekly basis, something that is not currently offered in all areas of the county but is desperately needed, especially during the spring and summer months; and
-All residential garbage collection will be managed by one organization, which improves efficiency, a promise of consolidation.
The fee for all residents of Macon-Bibb County will increase to $20 per month, and that will be reflected on the bill people will receive in January 2016. This decision came after several meetings with the Commission and community stakeholders, and is part of the Solid Waste and Materials Management Plan approved in June 2015.