Eureka Garbage Rates Likely Rising
And, no, this doesn't seem to be the increase related to the start of mandatory garbage pick up on January 1st. Seems the Humboldt Waste Management Authority has seen their expenses go up. No surprise there.
Still, as someone pointed out in the Times- Standard comments, fuel prices have been going down as of late. Also, City Garbage will get something like a 200% increase in business starting December 1st, depending on how you crunch the numbers, although they'll also have added expenses as a result.
As another comment, Freedom Lover, pointed out:
Gee, what a surprise. A big fat fee increase coming right on the heels of a mandatory collection policy. Has any unfunded mandate ever failed to screw the people? I'm sure Eureka can look forward to more "well justified" fee increases in the near future.
Worst part is, there'll be no alternative to ever higher garbage pick- up prices now that the City is forcing everyone into garbage service. No alternative besides burying garbage in your back yard or someone else's. This isn't looking good already.