Ironhorse residents rally against 'trash tax' proposal in West Palm Beach

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - About 30 people gathered on the streets of downtown West Palm Beach Monday to rally against a proposed trash tax.

If adopted, the proposal would return 83 cents a month, approximately $10 a year, to each Palm Beach County taxpayer, in exchange for letting other communities bring trash to Palm Beach County.

The group consisted mainly of residents of the Ironhorse community, which is located near the garbage facility.

"We're going to have more heavy trucking, more littering on our roads, more dangerous driving conditions, more road degradation, litter doesn't pick itself up, roads don't repair themselves," said  Ironhorse Property Owners Association President Don Gundermann.

West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio and Commissioner Keith James were also at the rally and said that they do not support the proposal.