Plantation garbage fee tentatively OK’d
Until now, residents paid no monthly fee but purchased, at $2.29 apiece, the blue garbage bags that are required for trash pickup by Waste Management. City officials say many avoided the cost by i replica watches llegally dumping their garbage or disposing of it at work. But they still benefit from the city’s garbage service by recycling or using bulk pickup.
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Of the 18 cities in Broward that have contracts with Waste Management, Plantation is the only one that requires residents to use the blue bags, which are stamped with the city’s seal.
“Even if people don’t use the blue bags, they should be forced to pay their fair share,” Levy said. “If we continue the system, the people not using the bags get off scot free. The only way we can figure out how to make it fair and equitable is to charge $6.25 . so you don’t have to subsidize the people skirting the law.”