Correction on Republic Services garbage pickup rates



The correct rate for Republic Services’ Residential 1 service, which provides one 95-gallon can picked up once weekly, is $14.49 monthly. It is billed quarterly. The new rate goes into effect June 1. It was previously reported to be a dollar per month less.

Republic Services was granted a three-year franchise by the Blount County Commission in February for countywide garbage pickup. This does not affect households in municipalities that have existing garbage pickup arrangements.