County Garbage Rates Increasing
Unincorporated areas of the county will see their garbage rates go up at least in part to "... minimize illegal dumping", according to today's Times- Standard. You gotta love it: Increasing rates will ensure everyone dumps their trash where it's supposed to be.
At least they're not suggesting mandatory garbage pick- up as they did in Eureka, although I suspect that's in the works. Their thinking seems to be along the same line, though: Increasing rates will allow pick up of recyclables which, in turn, should mean less illegal dumping and garbage.
Apparently they never bothered to take a look at Eureka's failed experiment with mandatory garbage pick up- Eureka's streets, by many accounts, having more trash on them now than ever.