Do you have garbage pick up at your house or do you tote it somewhere and

United States
April 16, 2007 8:16pm CST
Do you have garbage pick up at your house or do you tote it somewheres; or do you make compost and burn the rest.? If you have garbage pickup what do you have to pay? My garbage pickup is part of my water bill and costs about 15 dollars a month.
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@mimatexas (1840)
• United States
20 Apr 07
We have our garbage picked up twice a week. On Mondays and Thursdays. We put the garbage can out the night before because they come early in the morning. The garbage is part of the water bill and sewer plus tax, so we pay about $46 all together.
• United States
20 Apr 07
Wow you are lucky to get pickup twice a week; but I am happy it's not here since it's hard enough for me to race to the street once a week..getting up extra early;)+
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• United States
17 Apr 07
Our garbage is picked up from the end of our driveway. The cost is part of the monthly dues we pay in our neighborhood. We pay a little over $150 a month in community dues which is high, but worth it because it includes our lawn maintanance including paying for the water our spinklers use. But the best part of it is that it pays to maintain our roof and painting our house every five years.
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• United States
18 Apr 07
$150 a month..That is quite a bit..I thought our monthly bills were high:)+
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17 Apr 07
My rubbish is picked up once a fortnight and the other week I have a pick up of my recycling and garden waste. I do have a co mposter in my garden where I put my lawn cuttings and sometimes my kitchen waste. I pay for the rubbish winthin my coucnil tax. I can also ask the ocuncil to come and colle;ct stuff from outside my house for free, but they don't take all things, some stuff I have to take up to the local tip but that is free too/
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• United States
18 Apr 07
How much is the "council tax"? It is interesting to find out that there is a charge for trash pick up where ever you go:)+
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@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
17 Apr 07
I always have garbage picked up at my house as I get trash pickup on mondays. I do not usually have too much trash to need it two days a week. My trash pickup costs $42 every two months. It has gone up twice in the past year and a half so I am not happy about that but it is cheaper than other trash companies here.
• United States
17 Apr 07
Our water bill has gone up twice this year.. which includes the sewer and garbage togethe ..so it's like 44 every month with garbage, water, sewer, city tax, fire tax and police tax;)
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• United States
18 Apr 07
We HAVE to do garbage pick up at home. Well we don't have to, but we have to pay for it so use it since we have to pay for it. Every Tuesday morning it gets picked up. Its 6.75 a month with water & sewage.
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• United States
18 Apr 07
Wow you don't have to pay as much as we do with water and sewage.. Does your garbage men come early?:)+_
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• United States
18 Apr 07
I should have said thats just the garbage portion of the bill. Our water is very high for some odd ball reason anymore. Plus we have to pay whatever amount for sewage, street lights, & then the high water portion. Yes our garbage man comes VERY early. He usually is here about 7? maybe earlier.
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• United States
20 Apr 07
Our Garbage men come really early too; perhaps at about 6:00 or 6:30 ..I think they to swing by again if you oversleep:)+
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@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
20 Apr 07
every week someone will pick up garbage in front of our house, usually Thursday. if we don't get to put our garbage out by then, we can take it to the city dump on the weekends. I don't think we pay for it, it doesn't show anywhere in any of our house bills. For my shop, there is a huge dump cart where we can throw our garbage in. the garbage collector comes every week to empty this cart, we don't pay anything for this if I remember correctly
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• United States
20 Apr 07
That is nice that where you are that garbage pickup is free..Here it is extra money to have it hauled!:)+
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@KissThis (3008)
• United States
20 Apr 07
We do have garbage pick up once a week at our house. We pay $25 per month. Most of our stuff goes into a composite pile but there are a few items that need to be thrown away.