I am writing about the new trash service for the city of Butler.
I received a letter from Vogel Disposal Service for all residents. (But some don’t live here year-round).
I reviewed my closing documents when I purchased my home, and nowhere does it state that trash service is mandatory as a homeowner.
How can the city and/or Vogel justify a 15% increase in service in the next five years? In the information sent, here are the projected rates that show steady increase: 2021, $20.55 monthly; 2022, $21.16 monthly, an increase of 2.9%; 2023, $21.80 monthly, an increase of 3.1%; 2024, $22.68 monthly, an increase of 3.8%; and in 2025, $23.59 monthly, an increase of 4%.
From the start of the contract to the expiration on the fifth year, the rate increases $3.04 or 15%.
Not only does the rate increase every year, services are slashed. For example: bulky or large items, quoted straight from the letter: “One (1) bulk waste item per month may be placed out for collection on the first collection day of each month.” With Waste Management, it was a collection per week. And let’s not forget you can’t put out the following items: large building materials, refuse caused by repairs, paving materials, 55-gallon drums, tires, TVs, electronics, paint, pesticides, car parts and more.
The situation is akin to messing with My Fruit Loops by raising the price and making the box smaller.