Do you think they'll charge me?

@SomeCowgirl (32270)
United States
January 3, 2013 12:41pm CST
I am going to call the city either sometime today or tomorrow and ask them if I can get another recycling container. It's as big as the trash can container's are. I want another because one just isn't enough for all I need to recycle. Do you think they'll charge me? I assume they will, but I doubt it will be more then $10.00. I think back when the containers were diffrent and we asked for one they didn't charge but these are different, made out of stronger material and bigger. If they do charge, I wonder how they'll accept the money. Have you ever had to ask your city or province for another container for trash or recycle?
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@mariaperalta (19094)
• Mexico
3 Jan 13
If they do, they should not. Dont they make money off those recyclables there?
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
3 Jan 13
I don't know anything about the way things run in this County.
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• Mexico
3 Jan 13
I bet they are making money off your work and trash there....
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
3 Jan 13
I asked, they wanted to charge, I decided to live with what I had. They charged it on the monthly utilities bill down in LA. Up here there is a separate disposal bill.
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
3 Jan 13
See I know nothing about the recycling bill or anything for this County so I don't know. I'll just have to call and ask and see. It only comes every other week too.
@Lucky12 (770)
• United States
3 Jan 13
I have to say that give them a call and see. I mean you may be surprised with how much it may be if they do charge. Sometimes they are willing to help so that you can recycle your things, so hopefully they will not charge you at all. Good Luck to you.
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
3 Jan 13
It would be a second container so if they do charge, they'll charge regardless I imagine. I'll call and ask though.
• United States
3 Jan 13
I would think they would charge something for them..I am sure they would take a money order from you as well.
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
3 Jan 13
Perhaps. I mean it's not my house so I don't know if it'd make a difference, if they'd want the home- owner to purchase it via check or what.
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
3 Jan 13
In our area we are big on recycling, the council provides all the bins, one for compost/food waste, one for glass and bottles and one for cardboard and paper, however if you need a replacement you have to pay for it, they will not give you replacements for free. Also you have to purchase special bags for the food waste, if you use ordinary bags they won't take it, strange I know. The bags can only be purchased at the local library or civic offices. They will take cash or credit cards.
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
3 Jan 13
I would just need an extra one. Here I don't think they take compost, and newspapers / magazines have to be in a paper bag or they won't take it. I'll have to just call and see what they say as another bin would be much appreciated.
@cupkitties (7265)
• United States
3 Jan 13
Years ago when I lived in SC , was my first experience with the recycling tubs. It confused me that they were left by the same company that picks up the regular trash, but no one ever set the out. So I contacted the company and this lady told me that I'd have to take it myself, but the next day they had sent an extra container for free. Not sure if they'd do the same here in Georgia, but they did give us a free extra trash can.
• United States
3 Jan 13
which i should add is because they threw our old trash can into their truck and left us with nothing. So we had to call them. A guy came by and left a new can in our yard. Then the next day another guy came and left another can in our yard. Now we have two
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
3 Jan 13
Well hey that worked out for you guys didn't it? I don't know, I know my neighbors got an extra trash can one year but it's been years. We'll see what they say. I don't know how long ago they changed from the bins to big tubs with a lid, I don't think I was living here then.
@mythociate (15594)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
4 Jan 13
I don't know. That sounds like one of those 'hidden expenses' of home-ownership, one of the reasons I'm staying in the apartments!
@Mavic123456 (9865)
• Thailand
4 Jan 13
This is great... We. Dont. Have such like this. Here we just put everything in the garbage
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
4 Jan 13
I paid for a container for 12 years adn they went up every year so I took some money and bough my own so I dont pay for them any more! THey charge for every thing and mine to pay for it was on mybill
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
4 Jan 13
Here, if you replace one, so bring back the broken one then they will give you one for free (if it's from that township - it's clearly labelled and different colours). But if you want a new one, or another one then you have to pay for them. They are roughly $15 - $45 depending on which bucket you are looking at , recycling is cheapier, whereas compost cost more.
@AdalieM (1135)
• United States
4 Jan 13
My guess is that they probably will charge you. I mean, don't they have to send somebody over to your house to deliver the new trash container? I am sure they'll want cash. Everything related with the government wants cash, just like going to the DMV, but I could be wrong. I have never had to ask my city for another container because the one I have is enough for me and when I don't have enough space to recycle, I just drive across town to dump the recyclable waste in the provided containers.
@lampar (7597)
• United States
3 Jan 13
I doubt you can find any metropolitan city council is going to give you a "free" recycle container or a "free" trash container nowadays, they are going to charge you some money to provide one. Even if you want your trash to be collected once a week, you still have to pay for the city services, nothing is going to be free of charge anymore, the citys across the nation need to collect revenue in whatever way they can. In our housing community, we normally don't ask for extra trash container, unless we have fund set aside ready to pay for it, because we know that it is not going to be free.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
3 Jan 13
We should be big on recycling out here on the Island but we aren't really. My trash is collected about three times a week but we do not divide the trash into different containers as they do in other countries. A beginning has been made in the cities but not in the rural areas. I just hate trash and so on the days when it is not collected just put it in the trunk of my car and take it to our container on property. I live in a gated community. I guess with recession still a focal point all authorities will try to get in money to help towards the costs for gargabe collection etc.