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Old 10-27-2010, 08:18 PM
 
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I just found out that I will be responsible for trash removal at my apartment (in Burbank). Is this a normal thing? I don't believe I've ever had to pay for trash before.
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Old 10-27-2010, 09:11 PM
 
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Depends. I don't pay for water or trash where I live now but a place I used to live charged based on the size of the unit and number of occupants. It was about $25/mo for just me in a 1/1.
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Old 10-27-2010, 10:03 PM
 
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Interesting. $25/mo seems like a LOT to me!

Anyone know how I order trash in Burbank? I went on the department of public works website, where they talk all about what they do... but no way to order.
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Old 10-27-2010, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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I just found out that I will be responsible for trash removal at my apartment (in Burbank). Is this a normal thing? I don't believe I've ever had to pay for trash before.
Apartments usually have communal trash bins. In that case the building management pays for it.
If your own trash bins are used you pay for it. I guess many trash companies provide specialized bins.

Trash disposal is very expensive now. This is usually billed with water and sewer.
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Old 10-27-2010, 10:21 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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It's a triplex, so no communal bin. The landlord pays for water, and I was just informed that I was responsible for trash. "Burbank Water and Power" is water & electricity... but no trash.
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Old 10-28-2010, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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It's a triplex, so no communal bin. The landlord pays for water, and I was just informed that I was responsible for trash. "Burbank Water and Power" is water & electricity... but no trash.
Because it isn't part of the water like so many cities explains why you are responsible for paying it. $25 a month does sound high, guess there is nothing you can do about that though if it is the going rate.

Nita
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Old 10-28-2010, 04:39 PM
 
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If you guys think $25/month is high, be glad you are not under the LADWP's monopolistic jurisdiction.
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Old 10-28-2010, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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You could always take your trash to work. But they will put you in collections anyway.
35 years ago we had a councilman that owned his own trash company. He ended up losing his seat over the battle, he refused to pay for trash collection as he took it to his own company for disposal.
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Old 10-28-2010, 07:43 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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It costs money to haul away your trash. The city has to bill somebody for that. This is an era of passing the buck, or in this case passing the trash bill. Unless your rental agreement states otherwise you are responsible for all utility charges and if your landlord hasn't been passing on these charges to you then consider yourself fortunate.

You should verify that the charges are correct. Then pay them. Move if you don't like it.
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Old 10-28-2010, 07:54 PM
 
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Does anyone know how I go about ordering trash collection service in Burbank? Their Public Works website doesn't say. Or is it something I just get automatically billed for?
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