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Old 01-28-2009, 02:17 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Garbage bill went up again!

I just came to Ecomodder to post about it. Doing a search for "garbage", I found this old post and that I was complaining about the same thing almost exactly one year ago!

We pay in advance for garbage pickup, every four months. My current bill is $94.51 for Jan to the end of April.

That includes a $9.88 for "Fuel/Enviromental Fees", which I think means they are just charging us for how expensive gas was last summer!

That's over $23 a month! Seeing as how we compost, we make about one 13 gallon bag of garbage a week. We do go through a fair amount of recyclables - can's, bottles, junk mail, etc.

Has anyone intentionally "car-pooled" their trash with a neighbor, taken it to an alternative location, etc, to save on the cost?

(No, I am NOT advocating "dumping", which is illegal)

Just looking for practical, out-of-the-box ideas for saving some money.

Almost $25 a month for one trash-can seems like a lot!
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