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For many in Palo Alto the idea of having to pay more in refuse rates is bound to cause some to “trash talk” our civic leadership and the finance committee for the rate increases but that does not have to be the case.
For one thing, you can purchase a trash compactor and reduce the size of your weekly trash, to the size of a shopping bag. Doing so, can in fact result in substantial savings.
As an example, if you currently use a 32 gallon container, your new monthly charge will become $37.48 under the new purposed fee schedule.
However, if you purchase a trash compactor you can down size from a 32 gallon to a mini at the purposed new rate of $20.52.
This would result in a monthly saving of $16.96 or annualized, the savings would be $203.52.
Trash compactors run anywhere from Whirlpool GX900QPP Under-$228.00 to $1000.00 depending on your needs and family size. So from a ROI perspective [return on investment] you can hope to realize your savings after the first year. So start turning in your old trash containers and stop talking trash and realize the green savings.
Originally published on: Jul 27, 2011 @ 11:28