Take Out The Trash Tax

Years ago in the Virginia county where we live, local officials decided to jack up the fees required to dump trash. That’s one fee I’m more than willing to pay, but as usual, the money-grubbing bureaucrats went overboard and caused a big stink (pun intended).

Folks in Tampa, Fla., where I lived for a year in 1987-88, face a similar fate now:

Solid waste fees will need to increase by at least $3.50 a month over the next five years to cover the rising cost of garbage collection, Mayor Pam Iorio told City Council members Wednesday.


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