“MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE TAX SHOULD BE BAGGED RIGHT AWAY” by Damon Gerard Corrie
I CAN AGREE to a ‘Sanitation tax‘ (as I do not think we are ‘entitled‘ to ‘freebies‘ forever)…but a FAIR and REALISTIC one, such as BDS $1 per black 30/50 Gallon garbage bag (so if you like to tie-up and put out 20 li’l supermarket bags – you HAVE to now put them all in 1 big black Garbage bag instead), the Government can even get into the Garbage bag selling business (thereby making extra revenue) and find a size they think is suitable for most (all things considered) – or have different rates for different size bags calculated on volume of waste it will hold – and tell us to buy the ‘Government brand Garbage bag’ (and it will be available at EVERY retail outlet that sells such items).
The Government entity responsible will just have to organise/sub-contract a re-packaging program for all existing (or give a grace period for current stock to be depleted before commencement/implementation) pack of bags with whatever government logo they decide so we (the public) will know the ‘right’ type of bag to buy.
Is my suggestion better than the current government decision of a fixed percentage of one’s property value – irrespective of the ACTUAL waste each home produces – annually across the board? One elderly man who inherited a $1 Million dollar property will NOT produce more garbage that a young family of 10 living on a tiny piece of land… is this a ‘garbage solution‘ or ‘punish the land owners‘ concept?