Belize City resident will start paying a new bill come January, 2013. It’s called a “Garbage Fee” and will be charged at $10 per household. According to Mayor Darrell Bradley, the new “Garbage Fee” will assist the Belize City Council in defraying the coast of the soon to be launched municipal Bond. The prospectus for the Municipal Bond will be issued on November 15. According to Mayor Bradley, the $10 Garbage Fee will be added on to City residents’ water bill, thereby making Belize Water Services a collection agency for City Hall. The first Garbage Fee bill will be issued the middle of December and becomes payable by the middle of January, 2013.

Patrick Jones