Monday, August 15, 2011
Crab of the Day: Garbage Bills
We all have certain bills we hate. Mine is the garbage bill. Fourty stinkin' eight dollars and seven cents. Yep, you heard me right--$48.07. Times four. That is nearly $200 a year I pay for someone to come and pick up a can of garbage and my recycling once a week. What irritates me the most is that it has gone up nearly $60 a year in the past six years. Yeah, they like to say it is a "fuel surcharge" but I think they are taking advantage of that. $60 per year times everyone in my area that one truck hits and, well, you do the math. That's a lot of jack! Unfortunately, there is no alternative--as much as we recycle, we still manage to have a can of trash a week and I don't think I can get it any lower.