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1 and the nighmare of billing begins. on Thu May 08, 2014 3:56 pm

Barbara101

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and ends. That trash pick up service is nothing but a rip off.
Paid $159. to start service.Told I would get invoice for $101. Aug !.

a week ago I get a $70. invoice for Apr & May service??????

So today I get call, we did not get your payment of $159.Bank declined the payment??????Ok that was March 19.They are just now telling me  Evil or Very Mad 

$42, owed for truck fuel......???

I owe them $229.Then I get my next invoice Aug 1 for $108..

     

I will not get any money back but for sure they can kiss my   .oh wait they never got my payment hahahhaha

Looks like I will have haul off my trash   

2 Re: and the nighmare of billing begins. on Mon May 12, 2014 11:39 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

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Wow!.... that is some messed up trash billing service.

We pay $79.00 every three months for pick up once a week, and recyclables every other week on the same as garbage day.
If we pay the bill early, we get a $3.00 off discount.
A month ago, I get a letter that if I want a 94 Gallon wheeled refuse can, there would be no charge difference from the 64 gallon container we had previously.

I jumped at the chance. You should see what I throw out now. haaaaaaa
Last pick up, I had stuffed plant containers, old canned foods that the cans were puffy and outdated. I throw metal, and old car parts, and you name it.
It all goes to the lan fill, and gets covered with dirt. Then they plant trees and shrubs on top that.

The guy doesn't even have to lift it. He hooks the container to a lift hook, and in two seconds he's in the truck and to the next customer.

3 Re: and the nighmare of billing begins. on Tue May 13, 2014 8:18 am

Barbara101

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well I found a trash dump. Liked to never found where it is.I had to put in county info & it came up. Right down the road from Wal Mart  Razz Razz anyway I have not been yet.Next week I guess.I have never hauled off my trash before .Oh & it is now 90`plus, soon to be 100`..Trash truck comes this morning.I filled that can to the brim lol lol.Then later on I will tell them to discontinue service.Oh & yesterday I get a invoice,,,THE same one they sent before.Bums.I am not paying it either.They have picked up my trash maybe 4 or 5 times since March.

I will be on the lookout for open dumpsters   

4 Re: and the nighmare of billing begins. on Tue May 13, 2014 10:09 am

UNCLE JIMMY

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Barbara101 wrote:well I found a trash dump. Liked to never found where it is.I had to put in county info & it came up. Right down the road from Wal Mart  Razz Razz anyway I have not been yet.Next week I guess.I have never hauled off my trash before .Oh & it is now 90`plus, soon to be 100`..Trash truck comes this morning.I filled that can to the brim lol lol.Then later on I will tell them to discontinue service.Oh & yesterday I get a invoice,,,THE same one they sent before.Bums.I am not paying it either.They have picked up my trash maybe 4 or 5 times since March.

I will be on the lookout for open dumpsters   

Oh...that's funny.
Our trash service is not to take more that one can of extra trash.... my guy takes three and 4 extra. You know why??
Christmas season...I run out with a 20 in a card, and in the nicer weather, I leave a 6 pack of beer ....

Like my dad used to say.. (Wash the Face )

My area has three different trash service company's.

Waste Management....
Global.....
And Sanico.... the one we use out of Delaware, NJ.
Sanico is a local company, and it's the only one that has the recyclables pick up the same day as garbage.

Most the neighbors use waste management, and the garbage is p/u on wednesday, and then the people have to drag out the recycles on thursday.

That to me is rediculous. .....especially in the winter. Mad 

5 Re: and the nighmare of billing begins. on Tue May 13, 2014 10:44 am

JanaAZ


When we first bought our mountain home, nobody could tell me what day trash pick-up was. They were charging me $20 a month, but city hall couldn't tell me when to put out trash. We found out it was Thursday and we usually don't get there till Friday. So we canceled trash pickup. We found the dump, too. We usually go there when we have lots of bags from yardwork, etc. When I stay there for the month of August, one of my neighbors lets me put trash in her can if I want. Otherwise it's $5 to drop off our bags. Sure saves on the hassle that you are having, Barb.

Oh yes, sometimes we just drag it down to Phoenix. Works well when it's 115 out (not).

6 Re: and the nighmare of billing begins. on Tue May 13, 2014 10:47 am

NormM

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In the city I lived in before, everyone paid for trash pickup whether they used it or not. Here I don't think anyone has any choice but to use the city. Like Jimmy, the trucks have arms that pick up the trash and dump it in the truck. The driver does not even get out. Trash and yard waste every week and recycle every other week. I just looked at the city bill and I guess trash is called Sanitation. It is $19.35. Storm Water must be sewer and the rest is for water. Total this month it $64.06.

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7 Re: and the nighmare of billing begins. on Tue May 13, 2014 12:07 pm

Barbara101

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well it also seems I should watch what I now just toss in my kitchen trash can too.To make it less of a job. I will also have to upgrade my liners. I have been using el-cheapo & they work BUT if I have to carry it in my auto,I sure want something better.
I just came back from the vet ((   )) & saw 2 open dumpsters, not to far from here.
Neighbor said I could use hers too.I will now & then  just for one bag.Maybe the one with poos & stinky wet chicken. affraid  

8 Re: and the nighmare of billing begins. on Tue May 13, 2014 12:14 pm

Barbara101

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It is $19.35. Storm Water must be sewer and the rest is for water. Total this month it $64.06.

ok my sewer is $35.My water is $18 to $20.So I am good on that.No way am I paying that much to have trash picked up.I could see $20 or $30. pay no fuel for their trucks & not pay for the can.These folks are just rip off..

9 Re: and the nighmare of billing begins. on Tue May 13, 2014 12:30 pm

Bugster2

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Your water bill is great. Ours runs at least $75 a month and higher in the summer. That includes the sewer. Our trash is about $20/mo. We have to pay whether we use it or not. We get 3 cans: one for waste, one for lawn, one for recyclables.

10 Re: and the nighmare of billing begins. on Tue May 13, 2014 1:10 pm

JanaAZ


Barbara101 wrote:well it also seems I should watch what I now just toss in my kitchen trash can too.To make it less of a job. I will also have to upgrade my liners. I have been using el-cheapo & they work BUT if I have to carry it in my auto,I sure want something better.
I just came back from the vet ((   )) & saw 2 open dumpsters, not to far from here.
Neighbor said I could use hers too.I will now & then  just for one bag.Maybe the one with poos & stinky wet chicken. affraid  

You may want to rethink that. They're not going to want their cans to stink like that. Mine asked me to keep really stinky ones out of their trash so as not to stink them out  Laughing 

11 Re: and the nighmare of billing begins. on Tue May 13, 2014 2:28 pm

Bugster2

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I don't think there is anything more stinky than ripe chicken skins.

12 Re: and the nighmare of billing begins. on Tue May 13, 2014 2:37 pm

Barbara101

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Bugster2 wrote:I don't think there is anything more stinky than ripe chicken skins.


True that..chit is really bad.I can not or will not keep in the house.  No affraid 

13 Re: and the nighmare of billing begins. on Tue May 13, 2014 2:38 pm

NormM

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The drawback to my water bill is that there is a separate charge for waste water. They take an average of the meter readings in the wintertime and charge for water that has to be reprocessed before dumping in the river. This year it is either an additional $60 every other month or $360 if I choose to make only one payment for the year.

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14 Re: and the nighmare of billing begins. on Tue May 13, 2014 2:39 pm

NormM

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My mom would double wrap and freeze her garbage then wait to put it out on the day it was to be picked up so it would not start smelling until the next day when it was long gone. LOL

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15 Re: and the nighmare of billing begins. on Tue May 13, 2014 5:34 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

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We don't have stinky garbage, but we do have a stinky back yard. hahahahaha

I'm only kidding.

No food scraps cooked or uncooked goes in the garbage here. We just flip it off the deck into the yard where the above ground pool used to be. Within 30 minutes, the yard is filled with like 25 turkey buzzards. They Eat everything, and the the little ones (Birds) pick up the bread and cake scraps.
That way, we don't have mangats in the trash cans.

I don't know why they call em cans? hahaha...Ours have been plastic for years.

I remember growing up in PA state, and we had a Burn Barrel in the back yard.
Dad got a empty 55 gallon oil drum, and poked holes in the bottom the support combustion airflow. Then we had ashes from burning coal. That was a pain in the neck. If it snowed, we would just tie a rope on the ash can, and dragged it like a sled to the alley so the ash man could pick them up.
The garbage and the ashes collector was just a dump truck.

One guy just drove the truck, the other two would unload the trash or ashes by one ground man, and he had to be stong because they flung the cans into the truck bed, and then the other guy would just stay in the bed with all the garbage or whatever. He would shake the cans to be sure they were empty, and then came the fight. Dad or Mom would be on the back porch, and watch the guy to make sure he didn't just throw the metal can and bend the heck out of it.

Dad once cursed out the guy for thowing a brand new ash can and denting it.
The reason was that once the can was hit on the rim, the metal matching lid would not fit.

Dad was forever hammering the cans back in shape with a rubber mallet.
Mom would get on the phone, and call the city hall to complain.

Dad used to sometimes say, "I'll Fix Thos Son Of A B's!" ..... they throw the cans huh??
I'll soak the ashes with water and make the can heavy.

Back then...40's ---50's...Garbage / Ashes / sewer was all provided by the city from the taxes they collected. ... The only thing that was separate, was the water usage.
I remembered that bill was like $5.80 per Quarter. Summer time was more, and that was only like another $1.80 for the extra for like washing the walks and driveway, and the front grass watering if it was dry.

Boy! The Good Ole Days!

16 Re: and the nighmare of billing begins. on Tue May 13, 2014 6:59 pm

Bugster2

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I remember living in a house that had no garbage disposer. Out in the backyard there was hole in the ground with a heavy iron lid. That was where you would put garbage. The trash people would come and empty the thing out. It was horrible! It stank and was full of maggots. So many you could hear them. My mother would always start heaving when she opened the thing up. You have to remember this was in the days before trash can bags.

17 Re: and the nighmare of billing begins. on Wed May 14, 2014 2:17 am

NormM

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We had a burn barrel too. I don't remember someone picking up the ashes but someone must have. I remember a garbage man picking that up. It was in a lidded can next to the burn barrel. Someone said that guy raised pigs and fed them the garbage.

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18 Re: and the nighmare of billing begins. on Wed May 14, 2014 2:46 am

UNCLE JIMMY

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NormM wrote:We had a burn barrel too.  I don't remember someone picking up the ashes but someone must have. I remember a garbage man picking that up. It was in a lidded can next to the burn barrel.  Someone said that guy raised pigs and fed them the garbage.

When I got out of the Navy, and moved to NJ, we were in an appartment in the city for a couple years until we bought a house.
We lived in a two family, and i was a helpful guy. I raked the leaves to the street gutter in front of the house, and lit them with a match, and started a leaf burn just adding enough leaves to the burn mound, and the land lady came running outside telling me not to burn the leaves. I had to wet them out. She said, No Burning Nothing in this state. I couldn't believe it.  Evil or Very Mad 

There is nothing better than leaves burning. Ohhh! It brings back such great memories.

This fall, I am going to shred some of tons of oak and maple leaves we have, and then I am going to dry and bag them. When I fill the hopper on the pellet stove, I am going to mix some leaves in with the wood pellets.
I will do some test burning to find the right ratio of the mix, and combustion data. Or if it is worth doing that for heat benefit.

19 Re: and the nighmare of billing begins. on Wed May 14, 2014 7:37 am

Barbara101

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LOL Jimmy they have candles that do that.I know becuz I have bought them..

They make them with every smell you want.Even wine smell.lol

20 Re: and the nighmare of billing begins. on Wed May 14, 2014 10:21 am

NormM

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This is the apt. I lived in in KC until I was 12. It is a four apt. building. I lived on the upper floor, street side.

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21 Re: and the nighmare of billing begins. on Wed May 14, 2014 11:56 am

UNCLE JIMMY

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Barbara101 wrote:LOL Jimmy they have candles that do that.I know becuz I have bought them..

They make them with every smell you want.Even wine smell.lol

Thanks for the info barb.
Tina and Maria are heavy heavy into candles.

I'll see if they can get me one to try.


Speaking of scents....hahaha.... Years and Years ago, when DD was like 8, we pulled a trick on Tina. We took a piece of strong cheese, and placed it on foil on top of the baseboard heat; right behind her bed area.

We waited........ when the heat came on, Tina called me in the kitchen and said,"Hon....Hon!!!!....Get in here. It smells like @$$ in here someplace; come and look, maybe the cat took a dump!"

Maria and I were in the kitchen rolling on the floor laughing!  

The story doesn't end here either.... Maria took a wad of play dough, and shaped it like you know what, and painted it brown. She set it on the carpet just under the corner of the bed!. Poor Tina was screaming when she saw that, and saying...."this Gosh Darm Cat is gonna be on the outside looking in soon!"

22 Re: and the nighmare of billing begins. on Wed May 14, 2014 12:23 pm

Barbara101

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http://www.yankeecandle.com/fragrance/autumn-leaves


I have bought this one before.I do not buy from them anymore.I get them at TJmaxx or Marshalls.Much cheaper. Maybe $9. or less.YK has the best ever Gardenia one.When I see it,I buy...

23 Re: and the nighmare of billing begins. on Wed May 14, 2014 12:25 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

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NormM wrote:This is the apt. I lived in in KC until I was 12.  It is a four apt. building. I lived on the upper floor, street side.

It surely brings back memories, doesn't it Norm?

I do the same thing...well anyway, I say, I go on Google Earth / Maps, and look at area's when and where I've been to as a kid growing up.
I printed a picture of Tina's Grandmothers house, and showed it to her cousin and uncles, and they couldn't believe how it looks now! Her one uncle said,"OMG Look at that, (and pointing) The cherry tree is gone!!! They put an addition on the side!!">>>Look Look he said,"They don't trim the shrubs like I used to!
OMG you would think they were gonna go back and live there again!!

Even where I lived....I travel with the map, up the streets to look at stores that we shopped in etc. There was one store that was empty, and boarded up, and had the old sign (C&R TV and Radio) ...done in gold leaf. That is where mom used to send me to check the TV Tubes. They had the self help testing machine where one coult test the tubes, and then the man behind the counter would sell you whatever tube you needed.

I could swear the man had a switch behind the counter that he would tell the machine to fail the tube. You probably know the drill? You and I are the same age; only I look Older!!..... "Dirty Old Man, I am!" lol! 

Oh! One more to add!.... The TV man that came to the house to repair the tv was second just under God! .... He would come, and mom would say, Dad...go help Tony carry his test equipment!
Pillows were placed so Tony could kneel down and not hurt his knees.
The Big Mirror in the parlor would be placed so Tony could see the TV picture as he made adjustments!

Poor dad would cringe when Tony would stick the bib giant tubes into the tester.
Dad would say to mom,"Say a prayer that that tube is ok!"
Tony would say,"Yeah Jim, thats an expensive one!" ... $15,00"... and that was expensive.
The TV man even had Used Tubes that he would sell for a discount! Only thing, is there was no Guarantee!

And you NEVER told anyone you asked or used second hand tubes.
The TV set was a "Jones' Thing!" ....

Uncle Steve had an antenna on the roof that would turn to get the signals!
Now THAT was BIG League.....hahahahaha
Like a bunch of idiots, we would all stand outside and watch the antenna turn while uncle Steve turned the knob inside! That was like, W O W !

.............I could write a book, and some day, I may do that, and give it to my kids'''''..... Yeah! Right!...."Like they Really Care!" ... hahahahahaha

24 Re: and the nighmare of billing begins. on Wed May 14, 2014 1:11 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

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Barbara101 wrote:http://www.yankeecandle.com/fragrance/autumn-leaves


I have bought this one before.I do not buy from them anymore.I get them at TJmaxx or Marshalls.Much cheaper. Maybe $9. or less.YK has the best ever Gardenia one.When I see it,I buy...

Thanks barb....

Yeah, Tina and Maria get them and Marshalls or from stores that carry (I think the name is) Cabin Candlery .....see I don't even know how to spell it.

The only scent I don't allow for them to burn, is Vanilla.
I cannot stand that smell. It makes me tear and sneeze for some reason.

Oooops! Better get the ladder out, I see the Lilac flowers are in full bloom.
Tina loves them and the scent!

25 Re: and the nighmare of billing begins. on Wed May 14, 2014 1:14 pm

Barbara101

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Tina loves them and the scent!


Me too. They do not grow here. Peonies either.

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