Because competition leads to lower prices for all services and products,
My community has been using a free enterprise tote system for at least 20 years.
Residents can pick from any trash hauler.
No contracts, no charge for totes or trash cans (but everyone uses totes because they are easier for residents and haulers)
I pay $11 a month.
Once in a while i get cards in the mail offering free service for 3 months, or a better price if I switch.
I don't understand why anyone wouldn't want to select their own trash hauler.
You pay way too much in sales/property/school taxes and too much for tv/internet/phone services compared to most of the USA
Now's the chance to finally pay less for something.
If you want to pay more, go ahead, it's your dime and your decision.