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If a new master plan is approved by commission, residents throughout Macon-Bibb will pay a little more for their trash.

But Macon-Bibb Solid Waste Department Director Kevin Barkley says it’s more than a price increase.

“What we’re going to try and do is give you a higher level of service, you’ll be getting more yard waste collection, bulky waste collection with that, along with recycling in a 64-gallon container,” he says.

Tuesday morning, Barkley proposed to commissioners that a private company called Advanced Disposal handle all garbage collection.

If approved former city residents would see a $5 increase per month, and the former unincorporated area, a $7.25 increase making the total fee a uniform $20 per month for everyone throughout Macon-Bibb.

Barkley says, “Right now, we don’t know when a resident calls us and has a complaint. We don’t know what type of level of service they’re getting and what fee they’re paying for it until we actually look it all up and now we’re going to have a same service and a same fee throughout the whole county.”