To the editor:
We always hear how the city needs to raise fees because they need more money to cover increasing expenses. Well I just paid my Deffenbaugh bill for recycling, $17.43 for three months, which includes weekly pickup and a free container.
If a Kansas City company can make money at this rate then we are being ripped off by the city, which charges $14.55 per month for weekly trash pickup and then $2 per month for one of their containers. We hear how the city’s tipping fees have increased, but if enough people in the city are indeed recycling to keep it out of the trash then the increase tipping fees could very well be a moot point. Is the city using this as another bogus excuse to get more revenue to support their wasteful spending?