Chicago COA’s City Trash Rebate | Refuse Specialists
"The City of Chicago has been reimbursing condo owners $75.00 every year since 1985, due to the fact that their city haulers are unable to retrieve trash from condominium buildings. Thus causing condominiums to hire their own waste haulers. Now, this wouldn’t be such a big deal, but the city trash fees are incorporated into the citizen’s taxes. This means the condo owners are essentially paying double for trash removal services. However, in 1985 the city established a garbage rebate for condominium owners, where condominiums were reimbursed $75.00 for every unit in the building. So, everything works out. Until now, or technically two years ago. Mayor Rahm Emanuel was trying to do away with the City of Chicago’s Garbage Rebate, in order to help the city’s budget deficit. "