Dump Your Garbage Now!
I was just down at City Garbage in Eureka and they've informed me the minimum fee for dumping solid waste (not green waste) will be going up to $8.00 effective July 1. Since City Garbage is run by the Humboldt Waste Management Authority, I assume other dump sites will raise their minimum fee as well.
Best gather up all that junk you've had laying around and take it in now. Either that, or subscribe to Humboldt Freecycle where you can offer still useable items to others that might want them.
I liked the good old days at City Garbage when they used to charge by volume. I used to go in to dump green waste and would take along the one thirteen gallon garbage bag of trash I'd accumulated from the house. I'd ask the guy, "How much to dump this bag?". He'd usually tell me to just go ahead and dump it and don't worry about the charge.
Good times don't last forever so now I'd have to pay the minimum charge just to dump an ashtray there. But, a while back I went ahead and signed up for home pick up of my trash. At something like $15 a month for weekly pick up, I feel that's a bargain. I should of done that long ago.