Nipomo residents get trash discount

Residents and businesses in the Nipomo Community Services District will receive a 50 percent discount on their October-November trash bills.

The district’s board of directors approved the one-time discount because of a surplus in its solid waste franchise reserve funds.

The district holds a franchise agreement with South County Sanitary to provide trash collection services within the district. The CSD receives a portion of the fees the company collects from customers in the district, which it uses to help fund community cleanup efforts such as Creek Day, the Chamber of Commerce’s Keep Nipomo Clean program and servicing garbage cans in Olde Towne Nipomo.

That reserve has grown over the years, and the board decided a direct refund to all district customers by subsidizing the garbage bill was “the most equitable and efficient way to spend the reserve down,” according to a news release.

Customers also received a similar reduction in their January-February 2015 bill.