Do you want to pay more for trash collection, or add even more garbage trucks on the road? That’s exactly what will happen if HB 975 becomes law.
Lawmakers are considering a bill that would result in rate hikes for trash pick-up by preventing cities from self-providing solid waste services and franchise agreements that keep costs low and ensure public safety.
It wouldn’t make sense for a city to have competing police or fire departments — and it doesn’t make sense to have multiple garbage companies with overlapping service areas operating at all hours in our neighborhoods.
HB 975 will not only increase traffic congestion and lead to trash sitting outside for extended periods, it also threatens public safety by increasing heavy truck traffic and will promote more illegal dumping, degrading our local quality of life.
With inflation out of control, HB 975 would lead to HIGHER costs for waste collection in Florida’s communities. We simply can’t afford it. Please vote NO.