Thousands in fees taken from unsuspecting citizens, yes YOU!
Original post made by Opt out of Garbage fee ripoff, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Jan 30, 2014
"Government" agencies out of control?
We just got an unwanted mailer with a cutsy spinner wheel from a group calling itself "Stopwaste."
The spinner shows how they rate various cities and different types of business in use of their garbage cans. Note the information is better shown on their website, also created at your expense.
You Must Pay:
On their website at;
"Do I have to pay this fee?
You must pay the fee the first year. If you don't want to pay the Benchmark Service fee in future years, you have until March 31, 2014, to "opt out." If you do that, you will not have to pay the fee beginning July 1, 2014. You can opt out by completing this online form."
You are paying from $1.81 to $21.72 added to your bill, depending on how much garbage you use.
And that is just the "initial fee".
Q. Editor: Can you please see if you can find out how this happened, and what we can do about it, besides each person paying, then opting out? Thanks