Now wait a minute, how does the law of supply and demand work backwards for garbage dumps? Less demand for a place to dump garbage should mean cheaper rates, no? Why not?
Monopolists don’t operate under the law of supply and demand. Our garbage rates go up every time the waste stream goes down. Rates really jumped when they started the “free” recycling program 20 years ago. We raised our family of three kids with only one trash can every week due to that program.