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May 17, 2013 8:48 AM by AP/CS

St. James residents get a break on garbage fees

VACHERIE, La. (AP) - A new garbage contract will save St. James Parish residents $1.45 each month.

The Advocate reports the St. James Parish Council unanimously agreed in a 7-0 vote Wednesday to reduce fees for the parish's residential solid waste collection program.

The approved ordinance will reduce fees from $6.75 to $5.30 per month.

Officials say the reduction is part of a new contract with Waste Management of Louisiana LLC.

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