It's been going on here for years. Survival of the fittest. Republic asked if I wanted a recycling bin. I asked why, 85 percent of all recycling goes in the trash and end up side by side with the garbage. One less trash bin in my garage.It seems as the smaller trash companies are getting swallowed by the bigger ones left and right.
My neighbor has a company come by once a month and power wash his trash bin. I don't throw garbage in my bin, I put my garbage in a plastic bags and put them in my garage bin. You can eat out my trash bin. I don't do nasty smelling bins in my garage.The last dick move republic did to me (which was the last straw) was to add a $19 a month "container refresh" fee.
The brochure with the bill said "great news"!. You can now get a shiny new container any time by simply calling us.
...and in fine print at the bottom was "you're automatically opted in at the low price of $19.95 per month added to your bill. If for any reason you'd like to opt out, simply contact us".
It took 2 months to get ahold of someone to "opt out" an another 3 months of threats before it finally came off the bill.
That's a hundred dollars they stole from me.
Yes it is and WM is or was a Mafia run service as is most of the waste management services in the US. I used to sell for Stockton CA Scavenger Service and WM was our biggest competition. Funny but after doing a deal, shortly after the contracts would be canceled and the customer had switched to WM. Every 3 months here in Reno I get billed for just shy of 100.00 for 2 bins...one for trash picked up every week, and one for recycle at every other week. Hell they won't even offer a composting service here and all yard waste goes in the trash bin. Just can never win for loosing I guess...cr8crshr/BillI have heard that trash collection is one of the Mafia's most lucrative enterprises.