Fountain Hills Green Police

“Green Police” Single Trash-hauler scam coming to Fountain Hills


  • Some members of the Town Council of Fountain Hills have thrown their full support behind a measure that will create a MONOPOLY for a trash hauling company, which will not benefit the residents
  • Fountain Hills residents will have their trash subject to ROUTINE SEARCHES by garbage men equipped with spy cameras. They will be photographing your trash in order to assess fines
  • Minor infractions, such as misplacing a plastic sack will result in $500 fines

  • $3,000 fines for a repeated minor infraction of newly proposed complicated trash code
  • Trash service, under this proposed measure will be limited to ONE DAY per week
  • Those in favor of this measure are trying to pass it off as a savings to residents, but in reality, trash service will increase, per the contract, 5% per year.
  • Nearby towns that have a similar ticket revenue based program which calls for inspecting residents’ trash are dishing out $100,000’s per year in fines for simple sorting mistakes
  • In a time where business and personal finances are under heavy stress from the worst recession in decades, this measure will result in 4 companies going out of business in Fountain Hills and cash strapped citizens being scammed out of their hard earned money
  • Residents who cannot pay exorbitant fines will be sent to collections
  • The town has put their budget in jeopardy, exposing it to a multi-million dollar lawsuit by canceling contracts they have no right to terminate early
  • Charities in Fountain Hills that raise money by collecting recyclables will lose a constant stream of items used to garner donations. They will lose money if this proposal is approved
  • Proposal also includes fines for other infractions such as parking on the street during collection days
  • Any nominal savings seen in the first year with the quoted reduction in rates will be completely wiped out by the second year when rates begin to rise annually
  • All other nearby cities and towns who use a single hauler are now paying well above their previous rates

Here are what single-hauler communities are now paying for their monthly trash service:

  • Tolleson $22.50
  • Phoenix $26.85
  • Litchfield Park $23.95
  • Mesa $23.34
  • Goodyear $22.80
  • Avondale $20.00

**The average fee paid by Fountain Hills residents is currently $16.00/month, which is set by the free market**

CONTACT YOUR TOWN COUNCIL MEMBERS TODAY AND ASK WHY THEY ARE TRYING TO RAISE YOUR RATES FOR GARBAGE SERVICE AND FORCING 4 SMALL BUSINESSES WHO HAUL TRASH TO LAY OFF THEIR EMPLOYEES AND GO OUT OF BUSINESS

Fountain Hills Town Hall:

(480) 816-5100

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