Saturday, June 19, 2010

Do you pay for trash pick up?

Apparently I will now have to! The city instituted a fee of $150 fee for all residents who own commercial and multi family homes. Those homes occupied by the owner and not rented are exempt from the fee.

I don't mind paying for trash pickup. I know that several people in other counties that have to pay for the trash pick up. I would rather pay than put all that trash in my car. My problem is that my trash pickup is coming at 8, 9, and 10 pm at night.

Alas, I guess it you get what you pay for. The tax base in the city is shrinking drastically and the money has to come from somewhere.

Do you pay for trash pickup?

YBP

5 comments:

Jolie said...

The trash removal fee is part of what we pay for our water/sewer etc, so yes, we pay for removal.

DD said...

I rent and pay for trash, sewer and water. This is in addition to the normal utility bills. Once I move, I no longer will pay for trash & sewer. Is the $150 annual?

YBP said...

@DD it is annual and it is only for those people who own rental properties. If you own a single family home you don't have to pay the fee.

Jonesie said...

In our previous city within the same county and bordering our current city, it was part of our water sewage. In our current city, we have to pay for it separately as part of our HOA dues. I'm from a small town and had never heard of paying for trash pickup separately (or HOA dues either). But alas, I am now part of the big city :-)

Jolie said...

That is a very odd time for pickup. That would be a big hassle.