More fees: Can dumpsters produce dollars?

City Council is thinking about raising fees for trash removal

Link: Green bill ups trash-bin fees [Daily News]

Fees now range from a one-time fee of $50 for a private trash bin placed in a parking lot or back alley, a $300 annual fee for a private container in a public street or a $60 annual fee for a construction-site container in a public street.

Green's bill would raise fees to between $80 and $800 annually for lot and alley bins, and from $300 to $1,250 for those the street. The size of the bin would determine the exact charge.

"This really will have a twofold effect: It will increase revenue for the city, which we desperately need at this time, but it also will improve quality of life," Green said.

Co-sponsors on the legislation include Council members Curtis Jones Jr., Maria Quinones-Sanchez, Bill Greenlee, Jack Kelly, Blondell Reynolds Brown, Frank Rizzo and Donna Reed Miller. Councilman Frank DiCicco, who had been exploring similar legislation, will also sign on.

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