Shouldn't residents that produce more waste pay more?

Yes. The City of Moscow has a "volume based" system. The variable size, variable rate system allows residents to choose a roll cart size that best fits their needs. In this utility-like arrangement, the amount customers pay is proportionate to their level of trash service. Volume based billing reflects the ideology that residents who produce more landfill waste should be charged accordingly. Tailoring the size of the roll cart to the amount of waste produced and charging a higher fee for larger cart sizes encourages residents to recycle and reduce the amount of waste disposed.

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1. What is automated solid waste collection?
2. Why implement roll carts and automated collection in Moscow?
3. When will the roll cart collection program begin?
4. How does it work?
5. What if I sometimes have more garbage than fits in my roll cart?
6. Shouldn't residents that produce more waste pay more?
7. Do I need to buy a roll cart?
8. What if my roll cart is lost, stolen or damaged?
9. What if I want to change the size of my roll cart?
10. What if my collection is missed?