- Associated Press - Thursday, August 13, 2015

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council has approved a renewal of curbside recycling and garbage pickup that will retain glass recycling The vote comes despite cost increases that have caused many other cities across the country to drop the service.

But residents will likely see an increase in trash collection bills beginning in 2016, as monthly payments are raised from $19 to $20.

The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1MpxCBt) the extra buck a month covers the 25-cent increase that Progressive, the firm that handles curbside recycling, is charging to continue glass collection.

The fee hike will also include additional consumer cost increases for garbage collection and a slight increase for the price of maintaining the garbage bins, many almost 10 years old, that sit outside people’s homes.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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