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Written notice to cancel service?
Jokes, Polls & Anything Else / 11:22 AM - Tuesday February 12, 2008

written notice to cancel service?

The trash company I use just changed their invoice. They also raised their rates by about $4. On the new invoice, it says that 30-day written notice is necessary to cancel service.

I've called to leave them a message to them know this new policy is crap. If I want to cancel today by phone...I will. And I'm going to. 30-days' written notice, my eye. That's crap.

- Asked by sunlady1120, A Thinker, Female, 56-65, Self-Employed

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Waste Management bought out all the carriers around here... they immed doubled my rate ($39/3 months to $84/3 months).

I looked for another service, couldnt find one. I got a "nastygram" from them telling me that if I didnt pay that there would be a $15 "re-connect" fee...

I couldnt resist, I called them.

I told them that they and I were in no way "connected". That they were just garbage men and should get over themselves. I told them that I would continue to use their service until such time as i could find another carrier and they could cash the check I send them or not, I really didnt care.

I'm still looking for another carrier... some one will fill the void, someone always does.

- Response by leewiser, A Mr. Nice Guy, Male, 56-65, St.Louis

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If they have a 30 day policy for cancellations, they should give you a 30 day notice of pending rate changes. fair?

- Response by northerner, An Intellectual Guy, Male, 46-55, Science / Engineering

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I hardly generate any trash, so I just haul my own to the dump every few months. I tell myself, I'm putting $100 in my pocket when I do this.
Many cities won't allow people to cancel their garbage pickup!
I found, it's easier when I move in to a new location, never tell the garbage company.
There's a story of a man in San Carlos, CA, who's being sued for having no garbage! He's a frugal bachelor, like myself, and he's reduced his garbage to nothing. So, he doesn't see why he needs to pay for pickup.
With city bureaucrats, logic has nothing to do with it.

- Response by chesterdad, An Intellectual Guy, Male, 66 or older, San Francisco

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I think they should have to give you thirty days written notice before they raise your rates. How are things going beautiful?

- Response by duracell78, A Couch Potato, Male, 36-45, Norfolk, Technical

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You must belong to the maffia owned Waste Management group.

- Response by str8rebel, A Rebel, Male, 46-55, Technical

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