Royal Oak residents want voters to consider a "yes" vote to renew the Royal Oak Solid Waste Millage, Charter Amendment Proposal A.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
The following letter was sent to Royal Oak Patch by Dave and Kathy Guest of Royal Oak: Please consider a "yes" vote on Nov. 8 to renew the Royal Oak Solid Waste Millage, Charter Amendment Proposal A. This one mill renewal millage pops up every five years and continues "solid waste" services in Royal Oak that picks up trash, recyclables, bulk items and yard waste. This funding also covers leaf collection, storm damage clean up and street cleaning. The yard waste that is collected is taken to a facility in Rochester Hills where it is composted; hence our free compost! The storm damage clean-up/chipping offers us free wood chips! As Royal Oak residents we also have access to the SOCRRA drop off site to take our household hazardous waste, …
Fee, which appears on the Nov. 8 ballot, pays for curbside leaf pickups and recycling services.
Friday, September 30, 2011
The following letter was sent to Royal Oak Patch by Tom Regan, a Royal Oak resident: Please vote "yes" this November 8th to renew the Royal Oak solid waste millage, Charter Amendment Proposal A. This is a renewal, not a tax increase. The amount is one mil. If the assessed value of your home is $75,000, this means you pay about $6 per month. We get a lot for that $6. It makes curb-side recycling bins possible. Instead of paying a fee to dump our newspapers, cans, bottles and plastics into a landfill, the city can sell the stuff to companies that recycle our waste into new products. The solid waste millage also funds curb-side leaf cleanup. How nice to simply blow leaves to the curb and have the city pick them up, turn them into …