Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Trash in San Jose

Garbage collection costs are expected to rise 20% or more for household collections. San Jose's multi-family building owners will only feel a 4% increase. Why the difference? Thank a young Chuck Reed, attorney representing the apartment association some 20 years ago. He led the push to separate the billing and servicing of the two trash collection services. Now, decades later, it is one win the landlords can relish. It is some compensation for a group that tends to lose most of the expense battles.