Senior citizens living in Lower Burrell who have a Waste Management garbage contract should read this letter.
• Did you know you are entitled to a senior discount if you are 65 or older?
• Did you know your quarterly cost is dependent upon how many bags you put out each week?
I didn't know either and maybe that's my fault, but when I spoke with Waste Management, I was told customers have to request a discount to get one.
I said the company should have information on its bill advising us of that fact. I was told there's no room on the bill, but it's on the company website. And every senior has a computer, right?
If anyone wonders why I am outraged, it's because I've been paying $88 per quarter. I recently learned my cousin who lives down the street pays only $57 a quarter. I've been paying $10 a month more for the past three years and never knew it.
Starting today, Shank Sanitation will be picking up my one-to-three bags of trash at the curb. It was a no-brainer when I learned I would be paying only $39 per quarter.
What Waste Management does is underhanded and sneaky.
Christine C. Schubert
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