Garbage companies are monopolies. The only thing that can be done is start a new one…impossible. Force the PG to split into two competing companies, and police collusion. Buy a trailer and dump your garbage in Livermore or even at PG and see if that’s cheaper…nope. Or get someone else in here to do the job. Who's in charge of getting a competing company into town? Probably friends with the M&M families that own the dump.
So an old story for new to Pleasanton folks. (Abbreviated story). The gov. said reduce trash or be forced to not get a large sum of money. PG decided to run trash over a conveyor and pull recyclables to meet the demanded reduction. Why not have us recycle or encourage it in any way? They receive the money for the recyclables for virtually free for what they pay the conveyor workers. Win/win for them. Now they want us to separate it for them and raise cost? Recycling cans should be included with a price reduction. They have turned this old story into a Win/Win/Win again.