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[GreenYes] Re: Intermittent Services - Waste collection - charges for

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In Portland, OR, we require that our residential haulers give a vacation credit to customers who stop service for a period of two consecutive weeks or longer. 
We also require that haulers offer on-call service, where residential customers get no collection of waste (or recyclables or yard debris) except when they call in for service.  They cannot get on-call service more frequently than once in five weeks.  Our rates for all residential service levels are posted at  Our Administrative Rules for Residential service are posted at:
Anne McL

Anne McLaughlin, City of Portland, Office of Sustainable Development, Solid Waste & Recycling Program
A better future.  A better now.

721 NW 9th Ave, Rm. 350, Portland OR 97209-3447
Phone 503-823-7061  Fax 503-823-4562 
Usual work schedule:  Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
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-----Original Message-----
From: Craig Barry [mailto:craig@no.address]
Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2007 12:53 PM
To: greenyes@no.address
Cc: Dan Goldstein
Subject: [GreenYes] Intermittent Services

Are there any recycling or solid waste systems out there that only charge for when bins are actually picked up?  Meaning that if the resident is out on vacation for a month than they don't get charged and then could restart their service with, say, a call.


I'm under the assumption that recycling and garbage services generally require consistent subscription for services.


TIA, Craig


Craig Barry

Executive Director



Environmental Resource Center

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PO Box 819, Ketchum, Idaho 83340


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