EarHustle411 is not surprised by this move the City of Chicago is making. Chicago is a very expensive city to live in and this adding a tax to haul away trash that was included in their property tax is ridiculous. As if the residents are not paying enough.
Read more as reported by WGN:
CHICAGO — It appears Mayor Rahm Emanuel will ask Chicago residents to pay $9.50 a month to have their garbage hauled away.
Free garbage pickup would end under the mayor’s plan to help balance the city budget.
City hall won’t confirm the $9.50 figure, but one source within the Emanuel administration says the garbage fee definitely won’t be any higher than $11.00 a month.
It would be part of each homeowner’s bi-monthly water bill.