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Yep. We always paid, but it was usually part of a rate negotiated either by the township or the home owner's association of our development. And always to a private company rather than to a public works department or anything.
if this is a vacation residence that you only use during the summer, it would be far more stupid to want to pay a tax for a service you won't use over the other nine months. sucks that it's inconvenient for you, but makes a hell of a lot of sense for whoever owns the place while it's sitting empty all winter. assuming the area has many such vacation rentals, then of course they don't have garbage pickup.
Phatboy if you had any balls I'd meet you at the AFA Boxing gym and have Coach Weichers put some gloves on us.
If that extra $400/summer is a big issue, find a cheaper place
So basically your weekend garbage collection fee is the same price as two cocktails at the douchey-hamptons-club-of-the-moment?
Wasn't there some ridiculous thread on here about someone that drove their trash to work to throw it away? Was it Terpetrator?
I think the Suque would chip in $37 at a time to buy G$ a pickup truck to cruise the Hamptons with his bags of trash all summer.
who said anything about the town performing the service at a full clip all year. I'm going to guess the snow removal team isn't deployed at a full clip in the summer too.
When my grandparents had a beach house they didn't have trash removal, we had to drive it to a dumpster. Just tossed it in the trunk when going somewhere, I guess you get used to it but it wasn't that bad.
"Maryland football: Where everybody gets hurt and the starting left tackle has an existential crisis."
That's what we did (even had the old trash container from the previous owners). Since there are five companies competing for business, they knew where to pick up (and where to skip).
Why are you obsessing over this? Let Jeeves and the house staff figure this out.
In Chincoteague VA, we have to drive the trash to the recycling/trash dump place and drop it off. They dont have pickup. They also dont charge us $37 per dropoff.
Don't ever move to Charles County then!
I have no need for a twice weekly unlimited pick up so I buy 26 32-gal bags at a time(to which I use 1 a month) that cost me $116 annually instead of $280 for regular service...if this was lumped into taxes I would be overpaying for a service I barely use. So for me and many elderly people like my mother living alone who don't produce as much waste as a family of 6 it isn't the dumbest thing I ever heard.
**maybe 90% of my trash is recyclable or able to be composted
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We had to hire a company in the late 90s, while living off of Bradley Blvd. To date myself, I remember having to go through the Yellow Pages (yes, the book version) and call a bunch of companies. I vaguely recall finding a company that was far away (G'burg or something out there) - they did it for over 50% less than anyone else (I want to say it was $50/month).
If this is region-wide, couldn't neighbors group up and split the cost of pickup in one trash pile? Say like 2 or 3 houses consolidate so it's not obvious.
This is common in resort communities G$.
In Fenwick Island, DE though, it's about 150 bucks for the entire summer (i.e. memorial day through labor day).
That includes 2 pickups a week AND recycling (closer to $6.00 a pick)
Are they making you use a specific vendor
If not, check out Waste Management.
Or, you can put one of these in your backyard, charge $8.00 a drop to your neighbors, and call it a day after selling the Electricity back to the grid.
This isn't a "resort community" per se. The county population is 1.5 million.
Also factor in that property taxes are tax deductible, so the cost has to be at least 30% cheaper to even break-even.
No specific vendor, the broker gave me two companies.
Just pay me a couple hundred and I will figure out a way to build a kick-ass catapult. I'll only launch at night and you will be out of there before the neighbors figure out what is going on
In all seriousness, lol at charging $10 per drop. Just throw it out your window as you drive through Queens. I always assumed that is what everyone does as they make their way back to Manhattan
37/pick is absurd.
See if the people who come to clean out the refrigerator will take the trash with them when they leave.
Can you just get your guests to carry it on to the Hampton Jitney and then leave it there?
Burn it in your backyard like a regular person.
Never experienced this until I spent a couple of years in Ithaca, NY. In order for garbage men to pick up your trash, you have to buy trash tags. Each tag is $4 and works for one bag of up to 35 lbs of garbage. Of course, the garbage men are still selective about what they feel like picking up, even when you are in compliance. And don't forget that you can still be ticketed for throwing away recyclables, despite already paying to dispose of your trash.
The hippies of Ithaca were trying to control behavior and force people to recycle, while putting the tax burden on students that were already overpaying landlords for substandard living. I usually don't mind recycling and despise littering, but the fact that the city tried to control my behavior through taxes made me recycle less and litter just a bit more. That town f***ing sucks. Give me ugly, unsafe, Rt 1 traffic having College Park any day of the week.
This is in New York or NJ, right? Your fees are all going to the same place.
Yeah, when you aren't around in the summer and for about a month each in the spring and fall semesters.
Actually, scratch that. The area SURROUNDING Ithaca is pretty.
Ithaca is just suicide fences and dilapidation these days.
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