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Letter: Garbage service is a monopoly

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  • Updated: June 30, 2016
  • Published November 24, 2012

There is an effort under way to re-establish alley garbage pickup service here in Anchorage. I hope this effort will also deal with the monopoly that the waste folks are imposing on us residents.

A monopoly is when the vendor has no competition and where competitive options are blocked. Currently, as a consumer, I have no choice of vendor; nor do I have the option to not use the single vendor. I must pay anyway.

This practice is illegal, not only in the business sense but also from an individual or consumer's right to free choice. Maybe the New Year will bring a resolution to do what is right rather than supporting what is obviously wrong.

— Pat Wendt


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