Hello! Currently my residents pay $22/month on average for garbage collection. They have three providers from which to choose.
My local garbage entrepreneur (one of those three providers) has come to me with the following proposal:
He’ll charge me a volume discounted rate of $18.50/month per occupied lot for garbage pick-up.
I switch all my residents to his service. (He currently serves roughly 12 of my 60 residents.)
I mark-up his charges to $22/month or so and raise rents accordingly.
In addition to the regular weekly pickups at each home, he’ll set on-site a roll-away dumpster for free (this will be a big help as I’m renovating roughly four homes/month and there is a lot of junk left over which my laborers can never quite seem to haul away with themselves).
He’ll also make two free pick-ups per year of bags of leaves (our park has sycamore trees that produce a TON of leaves. Some of the other providers have refused to pick-up all the bags in a single week).
His trucks do not speed through my community the way Waste Management’s do, and he has a very good reputation for picking up ‘everything’ left out front with the trash, whereas Waste Management and the other providers are somewhat picky about what they pick up.
So to me, this seems like a no-brainer to do. But am I missing something here? Will my residents be angry that they don’t have freedom of choice? Or is there some other liability or billing issue I’m not seeing?