My trash pick up is not included with my taxes, I pay a contractor $50 quarterly to pick it up. Officially, they won’t accept old tires or yard waste, other than those two items, they pick up whatever I put to the curb, in cans or bags. If I have an old stove or refrigerator, they will pick that up too, all I have to do is give them a couple days notice.
The actual pick up guys have told me “unofficially”, that they will pick up tires too and yard waste, if it isn’t too excessive. It probably doesn’t hurt that I give them Christmas presents every year and thank them occasionally for doing a great job. I have even written to their company commending them. If the occasional raccoon knocks over a can or tears into a bag, they pick that up too.
For $200 per year, I pile it out there on Wednesday and they pick it up. Free enterprise is great.
I bet you can remember when it was possible to call your doctor, go in the same day or the next day, get time with the doctor and pay your bill before you left. And carried a health insurance policy for catastrophic health costs.