Plantation OKs $7.25 a month fee for garbage pick-up

Full story: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

To combat the proliferation of residents who refuse to pay for blue garbage bags and instead dump their trash at work or illegally on city streets, the city is now going to charge more than $7 a month for trash ...
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Fed Up

West Palm Beach, FL

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May 23, 2007
 
What an outrage....
COnfused

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May 23, 2007
 
What are property taxes used for?
BILL

Dania, FL

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May 23, 2007
 
I GUESS THE INFLATED PROPERTY TAXES CAN'T PAY FOR TRASH. OH., I'M SORRY, THIS ISN'T A TAX, THIS IS A FEE. THAT'S WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF THEY LOWER PROPERTY TAXES. THEY WILL JUST COME UP WITH LOTS OF FEES. MANY HIDDEN.
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#7
May 23, 2007
 
I agree with the man in the story. I'd rather have a big rolling trash can like they have in other cities. The amount of time we waste smashing trash into blue bags is upsetting. The system stinks, literally.
Jim

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#8
May 23, 2007
 
So what is my required garbage output for my household? Will I be required to generate enough trash to keep the billionaire owner of Waste Management rolling in money? What a bunch of crap! They had a fair system in place and suddenly it's not fair because profit isn't high enough. Since when is taking trash to work skirting the law?

“Mr Tyzik is crushing your head”

Since: Dec 06

Wherever I kick my shoes off

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#10
May 23, 2007
 
The blue bag idea is stupid. Nuff said.
Jade

Tallahassee, FL

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#14
May 23, 2007
 
COnfused wrote:
What are property taxes used for?
I am asking the same question.
Thomas Horton

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#15
May 23, 2007
 
Why can't residents use regular store purchased garbage bags vs small sized Plantation city bags just like all the other cities in Broward?
soso

Fort Lauderdale, FL

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#16
May 23, 2007
 
If they're going to charge a fee it should be a flat fee across the board and forget the bags and either provide garbage cans like the Cities of Ft. Lauderdale and Hallandale.

And if your a single person, or travel alot, or parttime resident...you should be charged the same as a 6 person household.

What a racket!
1990 Graduate

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#18
May 23, 2007
 
Lets go back to the tan colored trash bags of the 90s.....I always thought they were a nice color....
Anne

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#19
May 23, 2007
 
I will still put my garbage in the Mobil gas station's trash cans daily on the way to work.
New Conservative

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#20
May 23, 2007
 
Dammn you Levy!!!
tired of blue bags

Fort Lauderdale, FL

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#21
May 23, 2007
 
we need regular bins to put out our garbage in like Plantation Acres...the bags are expensive and not cost effective to anyone..DITCH the bags ...give us a can and lets get on board with everyone else!!
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#22
May 23, 2007
 
I thought Boca was bad...this sucks...!
WHOrry CARES

Phoenix, AZ

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#23
May 23, 2007
 
Is Levy retarded? "If anyone can come up with a solution" is his question in the same article that mentions Plantation as the only city with this solution.

Maybe waste management is full of garbage, maybe the bags are working and Plantation is generating less waste. Does that mean we need to make more garbage now? I live in plantation I don't see illegal dumping and I stopped taking my garbage to work years ago. The blue bags force people to make better trash decisions, not anymore. Once again big business drives government. The service waste management provides in Plantation because of the blue bags is the worst in any city I've seen.
Plantman

Fort Lauderdale, FL

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#24
May 23, 2007
 
Why are we the only city who has to use blue bags? Anyone with any amount of common sense would say charge us for garbarge pickup and eliminate the blue bags, period. Was this even brought to the tabel for discussion?
XXx

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May 23, 2007
 
Past Resident wrote:
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You are obvoiusly an idiot. It is far cheaper to pay the $7 dollars over buying the blue garbage bags every month.
I guess it's YOU who are the idiot. The only way you save money with the new rules is if you use 9 or more bags per month. That means you ALWAYS put out a bag for EVERY pickup.

Well, I've been using the bags... here's what the city doesn't want to happen... I could throw my garbage in a dumpster somewhere now and save money by NOT following the rules and NEVER buying bags. I probably normally use about 6-7 bags bags a month... so the city collects between $13.74 and $16.03 from me. Now I only get charged $7.25 for not using the garbage collection service. What a great bonus!
chris

Fort Lauderdale, FL

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#26
May 23, 2007
 
COnfused wrote:
What are property taxes used for?
I agree. Include the charges in the taxes and be done with it.
GERWIN MUCKE

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#27
May 23, 2007
 
WHY DO YOU HAVE TO PUNISH THE HONEST RESITENTS OF PLANTATION WHO IS USING THE BLUE BAGS EVERY WEEK AND CHARGE AN EXTRA $7.25???????
YOU ARE GETTING ON THE WRONG GROUP OF PEOPLE.....
BenFTL

Fort Lauderdale, FL

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May 23, 2007
 
tired of blue bags wrote:
we need regular bins to put out our garbage in like Plantation Acres...the bags are expensive and not cost effective to anyone..DITCH the bags ...give us a can and lets get on board with everyone else!!
Yeah, and don't forget how disgusting it is to have to leave the garbage sitting in your garage until garbage day. That's especially nice when for whatever reason you miss a pickup day and it spends a week fermenting in the S FL heat. This system is outrageous, lets get dumpsters like the rest of the civilized world.

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