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Old 10-04-2010, 10:22 AM
 
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Anyway, why is that you need to have garbage service paid when no service is being provided to you? People may need their electricity on just to operate sprinkler timers and maybe an alarm system.
Maybe a solar panel and some batteries would be enough to run things like that, but the cost would be higher than the electricty bill.
Seems unfair yes. But that's the way the code is set up...maybe if electric is on, there's an assumption that the house is or will be occupied and they don't want trash/garbage piling up by someone living in there, so it's probably a matter of health/safety, whether you are actually there or not quite yet.
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Old 10-04-2010, 10:29 AM
 
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I had no idea you had to have garbage service even if you didn't live in the house. I had mine done as soon as I moved in but no one ever told me that.

The garbage service is good here and I have no complaints. But it is a racket if you have to pay even if you have no use for the service. But that's the way it is!
Yeah, it does seem like a bit of a racket....but as Olecapt says, every dwelling whether occupied or not automatically has garbage charged to it. Just be sure things are in your name and the bill is going to the right place that you want it sent to if you're not here yet. Also, consider the many instances where workmen are at a vacant property doing roofing or trash clean up and hauiing and utilize those bins for various reasons. So, it does make sense from a health standpoint. Just an easier way to do it. Luckily, most people are moved into their homes in six months or less if they buy from out of state. Also, I think it's billed quarterly, right? At least that's what one RE agent told me.
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Old 10-04-2010, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Yeah, it does seem like a bit of a racket....but as Olecapt says, every dwelling whether occupied or not automatically has garbage charged to it. Just be sure things are in your name and the bill is going to the right place that you want it sent to if you're not here yet. Also, consider the many instances where workmen are at a vacant property doing roofing or trash clean up and hauiing and utilize those bins for various reasons. So, it does make sense from a health standpoint. Just an easier way to do it. Luckily, most people are moved into their homes in six months or less if they buy from out of state. Also, I think it's billed quarterly, right? At least that's what one RE agent told me.
The bill has been quarterly for my account. And for twice a week service, it's reasonable.
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Old 10-04-2010, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Paranoid State
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... But it is a racket if you have to pay even if you have no use for the service...
Republic Services is a public company. The stock ticker is RSG. If you think they make excess profits (racket), you might consider buying some stock as a hedge against excess collection fees. :-)
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Old 10-04-2010, 11:05 AM
 
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Republic Services is a public company. The stock ticker is RSG. If you think they make excess profits (racket), you might consider buying some stock as a hedge against excess collection fees. :-)
That only works if you think the market hasn't already fairly valued the company's "racket"-based income stream.
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Old 10-04-2010, 03:03 PM
 
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Default Sewer???

No one has addressed the SEWER issue. Is it separate from water? Should the new homeowner do something?
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Old 10-04-2010, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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No one has addressed the SEWER issue. Is it separate from water? Should the new homeowner do something?
Not included in the water bill in Las Vegas. I pay ours on line, $59 quarterly. I'm pretty sure you'll be billed without having to do anything.

https://secure2.lasvegasnevada.gov/PaySewer/search.aspx
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Old 10-04-2010, 05:10 PM
 
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Not included in the water bill in Las Vegas. I pay ours on line, $59 quarterly. I'm pretty sure you'll be billed without having to do anything.

https://secure2.lasvegasnevada.gov/PaySewer/search.aspx
Yup. Just got my first bill (for a full 12 months) in the mail today. Didn't have to do anything - bill came automatically.
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Old 10-04-2010, 06:28 PM
 
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Not included in the water bill in Las Vegas. I pay ours on line, $59 quarterly. I'm pretty sure you'll be billed without having to do anything.

https://secure2.lasvegasnevada.gov/PaySewer/search.aspx
Aw yuck. We've only been in our house for two months, and I completely thought sewer was billed with water. That bites. Anyone know when I can expect a bill?
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Old 10-04-2010, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Aw yuck. We've only been in our house for two months, and I completely thought sewer was billed with water. That bites. Anyone know when I can expect a bill?
Go to that site and put in your address. You should be able to find your account information.
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