Benz Sanitation

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I have lived in Ridgecrest since 1978. I have lived in my current home since 2003. Benz has picked up the trash every Tuesday rain or shine. I have never had to call.
When they failed to pick up my mother's recycle I was told they would try to catch the driver but if not it would not be picked up until the following Monday. The driver was back and emptied the bin within 45 minutes.
When we contracted for a dumpster during our remodeling it arrived on time, was emptied on time and they removed it as agreed.
I have never had a bad experience with Benz and have always found the employees to be courteous.
Thank you.

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I have lived in Ridgecrest since 1978. I have lived in my current home since 2003. Benz has picked up the trash every Tuesday rain or shine. I have never had to call.
When they failed to pick up my mother's recycle I was told they would try to catch the driver but if not it would not be picked up until the following Monday. The driver was back and emptied the bin within 45 minutes.
When we contracted for a dumpster during our remodeling it arrived on time, was emptied on time and they removed it as agreed.
I have never had a bad experience with Benz and have always found the employees to be courteous.
Thank you.

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People, People. The reason why Benz is so expensive is that they pay a portion back to the city through the backdoor. Its a hidden fee the city sticks to us (under the guise of a sanitation bill) and we blame Benz entirely -- who doesn't respond to our compaints, rather they have the city deal with us. Benz is a slimy corp with poor ethics and greed driven business practices, but none the less -- if the city wants us to believe that the fees are 100% benz, then all we need to do is replace benz with a company willing to do the job at half the price!!! An article in the Independant urging petition signing at Wal-Mart during a given week would be a great start to end this B-S!!! Benz will bend or quit when faced with another sanitation company taking over -- there is one in Fresno and one in Lancaster interested in expanding to a new market. You know, that if Benz only has 5,000 of the 10,100 homes here in Ridgecrest, thats over $325,000 per month in billing not to mention the recycling they get too! Ummmm can you say Gangsters? So, since the entire city is being extorted, whose to blame Chip, you Godfather you?

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People, People. The reason why Benz is so expensive is that they pay a portion back to the city through the backdoor. Its a hidden fee the city sticks to us (under the guise of a sanitation bill) and we blame Benz entirely -- who doesn't respond to our compaints, rather they have the city deal with us. Benz is a slimy corp with poor ethics and greed driven business practices, but none the less -- if the city wants us to believe that the fees are 100% benz, then all we need to do is replace benz with a company willing to do the job at half the price!!! An article in the Independant urging petition signing at Wal-Mart during a given week would be a great start to end this B-S!!! Benz will bend or quit when faced with another sanitation company taking over -- there is one in Fresno and one in Lancaster interested in expanding to a new market. You know, that if Benz only has 5,000 of the 10,100 homes here in Ridgecrest, thats over $325,000 per month in billing not to mention the recycling they get too! Ummmm can you say Gangsters? So, since the entire city is being extorted, whose to blame Chip, you Godfather you?

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I moved away from R/C last year and this month (Feb 11) I started receiving bills at my new home in Virginia. What do you have to do to convince these people that you don't want there service and you never will. Apparently they will follow you across the country not picking up your trash and charging you for it.

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I moved away from R/C last year and this month (Feb 11) I started receiving bills at my new home in Virginia. What do you have to do to convince these people that you don't want there service and you never will. Apparently they will follow you across the country not picking up your trash and charging you for it.

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Worst company ever in my history of having sanitation service when I did. Moved to Ridgecrest in 2003 having Benz and shortly discontinued their service and started hauling and recycling myself.
Benz picked up their cans (Green) and for a few years after that of no service all of a sudden I start getting billed for their services and blue can having to pay over $60.00 a month. I had gone to the city several times explaining I did not have their cans or service,was told they, (the city) would take care of it. Also contacted Benz not having their cans or service, said they would look into it but all I kept receiving was a Bill every month for services. I moved out of Ridgecrest and California last year and still continue to receive Bills from them of which I will not pay. As long as Benz is the TRASH HAULER for the city I would not recommend anyone to move to Ridgecrest.

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Worst company ever in my history of having sanitation service when I did. Moved to Ridgecrest in 2003 having Benz and shortly discontinued their service and started hauling and recycling myself.
Benz picked up their cans (Green) and for a few years after that of no service all of a sudden I start getting billed for their services and blue can having to pay over $60.00 a month. I had gone to the city several times explaining I did not have their cans or service,was told they, (the city) would take care of it. Also contacted Benz not having their cans or service, said they would look into it but all I kept receiving was a Bill every month for services. I moved out of Ridgecrest and California last year and still continue to receive Bills from them of which I will not pay. As long as Benz is the TRASH HAULER for the city I would not recommend anyone to move to Ridgecrest.

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I own a house in Ridgecrest CA, I don't live there I have rented the property. At the beginning of July, 2010 I recieved a bill on the amount of $61.04 for trash services.
I wrote Benz a letter stating that I will not paid for service that I don't use, the tenant has requested the service and is paying the bill. Benz is double dipping.
When I was living in my house I never used their service I always hauled my trash to the dump once a month.
Benz will not get even one penny from me!!
And the people who wrote that they are happy with Benz service, good for you, but me not me I would like to see that company run out of town!!!

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I own a house in Ridgecrest CA, I don't live there I have rented the property. At the beginning of July, 2010 I recieved a bill on the amount of $61.04 for trash services.
I wrote Benz a letter stating that I will not paid for service that I don't use, the tenant has requested the service and is paying the bill. Benz is double dipping.
When I was living in my house I never used their service I always hauled my trash to the dump once a month.
Benz will not get even one penny from me!!
And the people who wrote that they are happy with Benz service, good for you, but me not me I would like to see that company run out of town!!!

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We are new to the area, and already have had our share of issues with this horrible company. We purchased a house and there were no trash cans here. They said that in their system their were trash cans here so we would be charged for new ones!! Then, we turned on our service the last week of a 2 month billing cycle, and didn't get our cans for 2 weeks yet we got charged for the entire 2 month trash period even though they never picked up the trash from us during this time. We didn't even own the house for 7 of the 8 weeks in this billing period!! Then when we refused to pay they turned us into the city!

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We are new to the area, and already have had our share of issues with this horrible company. We purchased a house and there were no trash cans here. They said that in their system their were trash cans here so we would be charged for new ones!! Then, we turned on our service the last week of a 2 month billing cycle, and didn't get our cans for 2 weeks yet we got charged for the entire 2 month trash period even though they never picked up the trash from us during this time. We didn't even own the house for 7 of the 8 weeks in this billing period!! Then when we refused to pay they turned us into the city!

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worst utility company i have ever dealt with in my 50+ years of dealing with utility companies. worst utility company i have ever dealt with in my 50+ years of dealing with utility companies. worst utility company i have ever dealt with in my 50+ years of dealing with utility companies.

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worst utility company i have ever dealt with in my 50+ years of dealing with utility companies. worst utility company i have ever dealt with in my 50+ years of dealing with utility companies. worst utility company i have ever dealt with in my 50+ years of dealing with utility companies.

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THE ANSWER, From an insider,
I have learned the way around these outrageous BENZ Monthly CHARGES. I was told that the only way to discontinue the trash service and billing is to do the following steps.
And so far it has worked for me.
You have to turn off a major utility, such as your water, electric, or gas. And then take that PAID RECIEPT / BILL, and notice of the Utility being turned off, into the Benz Sanitation office, and tell them that you are moving, And that you want them to Stop and Discontinue there service to that resident. DO NOT SAY ANYTHING ELSE.!! ( of course they will try to get you to pay there bill up to date in full. Tell them to send you the final bill. If they ask "where do you want the bill sent to?", you can tell them "to the original address and it will be forwarded to you," or you can use another address THAT IS OUT OF STATE. Keep reading to the bottom.)
Never volunteer any information. !!! They asked me to fill out some stupid and simple and irrelevant form, asking me where I was moving to. Of course, I put an address of one of my relatives in another state.
NOW hold on?.and listen?.you can do this!
But before you do this, this is how I did it, and the only way right now that I know of, on how to beat them at there own game.
Ok, back to how you do this. You have to turn off a major utility, to do this you go into the utility office, tell them that you want your service discontinued, and turned off. You can specify a certain date. If they ask why,? WELL it is none of there business to know why you are doing what you are doing. Or you can do what I did and tell them that I was moving out of that residence.
AND THEN YOU CAN do 1 of 2 things. 1 AFTER they give you the receipt of payment and notice of when the utility will be turned off. Then you can tell them that you want it turned back on the same day. ( THERE WILL BE A RECONECTION FEE / DEPOSIT, still cheaper than paying BENZ EVERY Month)
OR, 2, you can put the utility into someone else name. but you will need there name and social security number. ( this is what I did )
It has been over a month, and the BENZ bill STOPed.

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THE ANSWER, From an insider,
I have learned the way around these outrageous BENZ Monthly CHARGES. I was told that the only way to discontinue the trash service and billing is to do the following steps.
And so far it has worked for me.
You have to turn off a major utility, such as your water, electric, or gas. And then take that PAID RECIEPT / BILL, and notice of the Utility being turned off, into the Benz Sanitation office, and tell them that you are moving, And that you want them to Stop and Discontinue there service to that resident. DO NOT SAY ANYTHING ELSE.!! ( of course they will try to get you to pay there bill up to date in full. Tell them to send you the final bill. If they ask "where do you want the bill sent to?", you can tell them "to the original address and it will be forwarded to you," or you can use another address THAT IS OUT OF STATE. Keep reading to the bottom.)
Never volunteer any information. !!! They asked me to fill out some stupid and simple and irrelevant form, asking me where I was moving to. Of course, I put an address of one of my relatives in another state.
NOW hold on?.and listen?.you can do this!
But before you do this, this is how I did it, and the only way right now that I know of, on how to beat them at there own game.
Ok, back to how you do this. You have to turn off a major utility, to do this you go into the utility office, tell them that you want your service discontinued, and turned off. You can specify a certain date. If they ask why,? WELL it is none of there business to know why you are doing what you are doing. Or you can do what I did and tell them that I was moving out of that residence.
AND THEN YOU CAN do 1 of 2 things. 1 AFTER they give you the receipt of payment and notice of when the utility will be turned off. Then you can tell them that you want it turned back on the same day. ( THERE WILL BE A RECONECTION FEE / DEPOSIT, still cheaper than paying BENZ EVERY Month)
OR, 2, you can put the utility into someone else name. but you will need there name and social security number. ( this is what I did )
It has been over a month, and the BENZ bill STOPed.

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We've had one "senior" waste bin for years. Paid $25.88 every two months. Now all of a sudden we are charged $61.04 for the SAME bin - my husband returned the recycle bin to the Benz yard in person in November. Our neighbors have 2 full size waste bins and 1 recycle bin for $72.72...... This doesn't make sense to us - does it to any body else?

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We've had one "senior" waste bin for years. Paid $25.88 every two months. Now all of a sudden we are charged $61.04 for the SAME bin - my husband returned the recycle bin to the Benz yard in person in November. Our neighbors have 2 full size waste bins and 1 recycle bin for $72.72...... This doesn't make sense to us - does it to any body else?

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is this America? As I remember i was told that it was? But not in Ridgecrest. We have allowed our city to trade it in for Socialism. I am being forced by our city elect to use a service or their choosing. AND (the main point) I was told that I had to use Benz or face prosecution and possible detainment. i am not allowed to quit their service and after several incidents of proving errors in my billing.. With receipts with me to back it up.. i was told "Too bad, we don??t have that receipt that you showing me so you??ll have to pay it again" .(the waiting room was PACKED with complaints of double billing at the time. The manager was not willing to even speak to me.
I have tried for several month??s to decline the service and was told I would have to take my quitting to the city and that the billing would continue in the interim

Theft, Extortion, collusion, antitrust, misfeasance, breach of contract, Anti-monopoly,and forbidden in the constitution
SO they get a mandate from the city telling me to pay them so that they can pick up a item that has monetary value to me.(I recycle) they get to do this without my vote..And they get the moneys i would get for crv and recycling efforts. i do not have the option to quit or even look elsewhere for alternatives. i for one refuse to be extorted.

Our children loose their freedoms of a capitalist government every time we allow this to happen.

this should have been handled as capitalist... the city should have mandated that any rubbish collection having business in this city also had the OPPTION of an addition recycling collection for additional fee, if the resident choose to do it themselves. if we found the service useful we would use it. If not we could seek alternative...

The bill of rights completely makes their acts illegal and unconditionally upheld. No other law can supersede it... the right against seizure of monetary valued items against consent. (Article 4 of the bill of rights)

Listen...... every time you say that you will pay this bill you are removing freedoms from your children that you will never get back. Yes it??s not much.... but it is also EVERYTHING.

Fight for it... refuse paying it for your children??s sake. This is your elected officials selling you out.

Remember who is at stake here

Also remember the persons that sold out you children??s future freedom??s? make a list of names and remember when election time come around...

And for now... DONT PAY., DONT GIVE UP YOU AMERICAN RIGHT TO CHOOSE, stand up to this extortion... let them come and put me in jail. Someone will have to hear about this, and i have very large medical requirement that they can take over paying for, in jail

Please let me know how you feel about this.

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is this America? As I remember i was told that it was? But not in Ridgecrest. We have allowed our city to trade it in for Socialism. I am being forced by our city elect to use a service or their choosing. AND (the main point) I was told that I had to use Benz or face prosecution and possible detainment. i am not allowed to quit their service and after several incidents of proving errors in my billing.. With receipts with me to back it up.. i was told "Too bad, we don??t have that receipt that you showing me so you??ll have to pay it again" .(the waiting room was PACKED with complaints of double billing at the time. The manager was not willing to even speak to me.
I have tried for several month??s to decline the service and was told I would have to take my quitting to the city and that the billing would continue in the interim

Theft, Extortion, collusion, antitrust, misfeasance, breach of contract, Anti-monopoly,and forbidden in the constitution
SO they get a mandate from the city telling me to pay them so that they can pick up a item that has monetary value to me.(I recycle) they get to do this without my vote..And they get the moneys i would get for crv and recycling efforts. i do not have the option to quit or even look elsewhere for alternatives. i for one refuse to be extorted.

Our children loose their freedoms of a capitalist government every time we allow this to happen.

this should have been handled as capitalist... the city should have mandated that any rubbish collection having business in this city also had the OPPTION of an addition recycling collection for additional fee, if the resident choose to do it themselves. if we found the service useful we would use it. If not we could seek alternative...

The bill of rights completely makes their acts illegal and unconditionally upheld. No other law can supersede it... the right against seizure of monetary valued items against consent. (Article 4 of the bill of rights)

Listen...... every time you say that you will pay this bill you are removing freedoms from your children that you will never get back. Yes it??s not much.... but it is also EVERYTHING.

Fight for it... refuse paying it for your children??s sake. This is your elected officials selling you out.

Remember who is at stake here

Also remember the persons that sold out you children??s future freedom??s? make a list of names and remember when election time come around...

And for now... DONT PAY., DONT GIVE UP YOU AMERICAN RIGHT TO CHOOSE, stand up to this extortion... let them come and put me in jail. Someone will have to hear about this, and i have very large medical requirement that they can take over paying for, in jail

Please let me know how you feel about this.

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HORRIBLY displeased and have been for nearly a year. Even before the mandatory trash pick up, there were a couple of times where I placed my bin out EARLY in the morning, way before the truck arrived, only to come home and see that it hadn't been picked up. When I called to complain, the woman who answered the phone put me on hold and then came back to tell me that the truck driver had said my bin wasn't out. LIAR! She then, politely, offered to come and pick up my trash for an ADDITIONAL $10. It's all about the $$$$$$

Luckily, I live alone and don't really have that much trash, so I politely DECLINED and figured I'd just wait until the following week. Of course, now that everything is MANDATORY, I don't even put my 'recycle' bin out every week because it takes me nearly a month to fill it up. Fee seems extremely high for someone like myself who hardly has any waste to begin with.

In essence, if I could, I'd fire them.

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HORRIBLY displeased and have been for nearly a year. Even before the mandatory trash pick up, there were a couple of times where I placed my bin out EARLY in the morning, way before the truck arrived, only to come home and see that it hadn't been picked up. When I called to complain, the woman who answered the phone put me on hold and then came back to tell me that the truck driver had said my bin wasn't out. LIAR! She then, politely, offered to come and pick up my trash for an ADDITIONAL $10. It's all about the $$$$$$

Luckily, I live alone and don't really have that much trash, so I politely DECLINED and figured I'd just wait until the following week. Of course, now that everything is MANDATORY, I don't even put my 'recycle' bin out every week because it takes me nearly a month to fill it up. Fee seems extremely high for someone like myself who hardly has any waste to begin with.

In essence, if I could, I'd fire them.

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The bill came last month and said we owe them the $61.04. Since we don't have a blue bin, I had my wife write out the check for only the amount we've paid for the past 3 years. We got a voicemail today saying we're past due for $33.xx. I called and told the woman who answered in no uncertain terms that I will not be paying that amount.. they're billing me for a service that they're not providing. She said that she was going to put a note on my account. I told her that if even one thing shows up on my credit from Benz, i'll come after them for extortion.

There's already a class action suit brewing against them and i'm willing to join. I'll also be voting this summer when it comes up. I'll also be voting out everyone I can on the city council who voted for this underhanded plan with Benz. Did they really think we'd just go along with it? WAKE UP! They're in bed together, and they're as dirty as what they're doing to the people.

We already pay CA CRV.

We pay property taxes. [which pays for the landfill]

We pay Benz.

Are my property taxes going to go down since there will be less garbage at the landfill?

Why should I pay them for something they're gonna make money off of [when they sell the recyclables]. They should be paying me! I already recycle cans, bottles, paper, and cardboard. If they want it, they can buy it from me.

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The bill came last month and said we owe them the $61.04. Since we don't have a blue bin, I had my wife write out the check for only the amount we've paid for the past 3 years. We got a voicemail today saying we're past due for $33.xx. I called and told the woman who answered in no uncertain terms that I will not be paying that amount.. they're billing me for a service that they're not providing. She said that she was going to put a note on my account. I told her that if even one thing shows up on my credit from Benz, i'll come after them for extortion.

There's already a class action suit brewing against them and i'm willing to join. I'll also be voting this summer when it comes up. I'll also be voting out everyone I can on the city council who voted for this underhanded plan with Benz. Did they really think we'd just go along with it? WAKE UP! They're in bed together, and they're as dirty as what they're doing to the people.

We already pay CA CRV.

We pay property taxes. [which pays for the landfill]

We pay Benz.

Are my property taxes going to go down since there will be less garbage at the landfill?

Why should I pay them for something they're gonna make money off of [when they sell the recyclables]. They should be paying me! I already recycle cans, bottles, paper, and cardboard. If they want it, they can buy it from me.

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THE CITY LEADERS ARE TO BLAME!!!!!
It's not just Benz, it's the City "Leaders", they need their asses kicked!
THEY NEGOTIATED THIS MESS, AND THEY NEED TO FIX IT, RIGHT NOW!
What happened to the senior discount?
Down in Manhattan Beach, CA they have 3 cans and it costs half what they are charging us!
WE ARE GETTING SCREWED!!!!
AND TO YOU CITY :LEADERS ....... WE WILL VOTE YOU OUT, YOU ARE DONE!

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THE CITY LEADERS ARE TO BLAME!!!!!
It's not just Benz, it's the City "Leaders", they need their asses kicked!
THEY NEGOTIATED THIS MESS, AND THEY NEED TO FIX IT, RIGHT NOW!
What happened to the senior discount?
Down in Manhattan Beach, CA they have 3 cans and it costs half what they are charging us!
WE ARE GETTING SCREWED!!!!
AND TO YOU CITY :LEADERS ....... WE WILL VOTE YOU OUT, YOU ARE DONE!

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Are you kidding me? How can you steal from people during these hard times? No letter informing me that my bill would almost triplicate? Who is going to be paying for these? Not me! It is illegal to just dump those new trash and recycling bins on the community wiyhout any input from the people. Who made this decision? Based on what? Most of the community is poor and do their own recycling! Aren't you ashamed of what you are doing? I say that you should make a recall on all those bins immediately! Fix this mess!

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Are you kidding me? How can you steal from people during these hard times? No letter informing me that my bill would almost triplicate? Who is going to be paying for these? Not me! It is illegal to just dump those new trash and recycling bins on the community wiyhout any input from the people. Who made this decision? Based on what? Most of the community is poor and do their own recycling! Aren't you ashamed of what you are doing? I say that you should make a recall on all those bins immediately! Fix this mess!

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THIEVES! How can a company double your bill, without notification. They dropped of these recycle cans, and tell you that you have to have their service( its the law), but they couldn't quote which law states this. I won't put up with their bullying. I already recycle and will continue too , without someone forcing me. They don't have the trucks or facilities to sort the recycling. I watched the trash truck on my street the other day, pick up the regular can, and in the same truck picked up a recycling can and proceeded to dump it in the same truck!!!! How is this recycling???

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THIEVES! How can a company double your bill, without notification. They dropped of these recycle cans, and tell you that you have to have their service( its the law), but they couldn't quote which law states this. I won't put up with their bullying. I already recycle and will continue too , without someone forcing me. They don't have the trucks or facilities to sort the recycling. I watched the trash truck on my street the other day, pick up the regular can, and in the same truck picked up a recycling can and proceeded to dump it in the same truck!!!! How is this recycling???

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I have lived in Ridgecrest 9 years and have never made use of Benz Sanitation. I've always recycled all my garbage myself and don't require a garbage bin. Now that the mandatory program is in effect, Benz has taken advantage of the situation to charge me $60 a month for two units (one garbage, one recycling), neglecting the fact I never had a standard garbage bin in the first place. Based on the company's long history of poor service, exorbitant fees, and outright extortion (see below), is a class action lawsuit in order?

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I have lived in Ridgecrest 9 years and have never made use of Benz Sanitation. I've always recycled all my garbage myself and don't require a garbage bin. Now that the mandatory program is in effect, Benz has taken advantage of the situation to charge me $60 a month for two units (one garbage, one recycling), neglecting the fact I never had a standard garbage bin in the first place. Based on the company's long history of poor service, exorbitant fees, and outright extortion (see below), is a class action lawsuit in order?

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Listen to 1360 AM on your radio Saturday mornings on Community Spin. Robert Eierman talks trash just about every weekend from 8:00 am to 11:00 am. Keep up on the latest with the trash issue and petition drive to make trash/recycling voluntary once again. Benz is a monopoly and is ripping this city off. Here what Mr. Eierman has to say and get the real scoop because you won't hear it from the city council. For further information visit www.voluntarytrash.com

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Listen to 1360 AM on your radio Saturday mornings on Community Spin. Robert Eierman talks trash just about every weekend from 8:00 am to 11:00 am. Keep up on the latest with the trash issue and petition drive to make trash/recycling voluntary once again. Benz is a monopoly and is ripping this city off. Here what Mr. Eierman has to say and get the real scoop because you won't hear it from the city council. For further information visit www.voluntarytrash.com

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I also believe Benz is in league with the City and probably the State as well. This mandatory recycling program is bogus. I am also furious. We have always recycled, and collected the CFR that we have had to pay up-front for canned and bottled drinks. Will Benz be collecting the CFRs for all the citizens of Ridgecrest now, in addition to raising rates to a ridiculous level? Mandatory service is unfair and unconstitutional.

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I also believe Benz is in league with the City and probably the State as well. This mandatory recycling program is bogus. I am also furious. We have always recycled, and collected the CFR that we have had to pay up-front for canned and bottled drinks. Will Benz be collecting the CFRs for all the citizens of Ridgecrest now, in addition to raising rates to a ridiculous level? Mandatory service is unfair and unconstitutional.

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I think it is very unprofessional to drop off a trash can at a residents house with no explanation. We have always just loaded up our trash once a month and taken it to the dump for free. We thought that it was one of our neighbor's trash cans that accidentally got moved down the street a little ways. We waited for a week and now we have two trash cans. One for trash and and now one for recycling. There was a note letting us know what we can recycle but no contact info or a number we could call. I don't even know what day the trash gets picked up or if the recycling will be picked up on the same day or not. Very unprofessional. No wonder everyone is so mad.

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I think it is very unprofessional to drop off a trash can at a residents house with no explanation. We have always just loaded up our trash once a month and taken it to the dump for free. We thought that it was one of our neighbor's trash cans that accidentally got moved down the street a little ways. We waited for a week and now we have two trash cans. One for trash and and now one for recycling. There was a note letting us know what we can recycle but no contact info or a number we could call. I don't even know what day the trash gets picked up or if the recycling will be picked up on the same day or not. Very unprofessional. No wonder everyone is so mad.

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THEY ARE ROBBING US...I say we start a petition....this is so wrong to force residents to pay for something and have no choice or say in the matter...Just another reason Ridgecrest sucks... what about the people that cannot afford to pay for this service...or do they get some sort of discount if they are getting government assistance, how fair is this really...how can benz do this, forcing us to use their service...we were told even if you dont use the service and dont put a trash can out, you still are going to be billed...another way to ruin peoples credit in such a poor economy already...really helping the situation!!!!!!!!!!!!

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THEY ARE ROBBING US...I say we start a petition....this is so wrong to force residents to pay for something and have no choice or say in the matter...Just another reason Ridgecrest sucks... what about the people that cannot afford to pay for this service...or do they get some sort of discount if they are getting government assistance, how fair is this really...how can benz do this, forcing us to use their service...we were told even if you dont use the service and dont put a trash can out, you still are going to be billed...another way to ruin peoples credit in such a poor economy already...really helping the situation!!!!!!!!!!!!

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$15 dollar service fee, when we called about this issue, they told us it would be $61.04 every two months starting the 1st of November...They said only 11 cities in all of California were doing this right now...what i want to know is how can you force someone to pay for this??? Thats like dropping food off on someones step and saying they owe you for the service??? This is horrible...and if you dont pay, you get fined!!!!!!!!!! This is ridiculous!!! We didnt even get to vote on this...my husband and I just moved here and all of a sudden we are forced to pay this...Its so hard to pay things now, and we have a baby on the way, medical expenses, and on one income...but yet we dont qualify for government assistance and are paying a fortune for medical and everything else and now having to pay for this...What are we going to do???And we are only renting a house, we arent even the property owners, how can we expect them to pay for this service when they are going to be paying it as well for their household...this is going to rob families of hard earned money, and yet its so expensive to get rid of your trash...RIDICULOUS!!!!!!!!

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$15 dollar service fee, when we called about this issue, they told us it would be $61.04 every two months starting the 1st of November...They said only 11 cities in all of California were doing this right now...what i want to know is how can you force someone to pay for this??? Thats like dropping food off on someones step and saying they owe you for the service??? This is horrible...and if you dont pay, you get fined!!!!!!!!!! This is ridiculous!!! We didnt even get to vote on this...my husband and I just moved here and all of a sudden we are forced to pay this...Its so hard to pay things now, and we have a baby on the way, medical expenses, and on one income...but yet we dont qualify for government assistance and are paying a fortune for medical and everything else and now having to pay for this...What are we going to do???And we are only renting a house, we arent even the property owners, how can we expect them to pay for this service when they are going to be paying it as well for their household...this is going to rob families of hard earned money, and yet its so expensive to get rid of your trash...RIDICULOUS!!!!!!!!

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If we are to be forced in to mandatory trash service than I belive the city should pay for it. What about the families who live on a shoe string budget which by the way is most of us now days.To alot of families the service fee of $15.00 which may be nominal to some is extreme to others, it is four or five meals or a new pair of shoes for a child maybe even a Christmas gift. The city council needs to think of all of Ridgecrest not just the profit at the expense of others.

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If we are to be forced in to mandatory trash service than I belive the city should pay for it. What about the families who live on a shoe string budget which by the way is most of us now days.To alot of families the service fee of $15.00 which may be nominal to some is extreme to others, it is four or five meals or a new pair of shoes for a child maybe even a Christmas gift. The city council needs to think of all of Ridgecrest not just the profit at the expense of others.

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They just dropped off a trash can I neither ordered or wanted, How do we fight the corruption the unabashed thievery, UNBELIEVABLE, Who is benz paying off , and why won't the council stand up for us against this unconstitutional action! No taxation without representation!

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They just dropped off a trash can I neither ordered or wanted, How do we fight the corruption the unabashed thievery, UNBELIEVABLE, Who is benz paying off , and why won't the council stand up for us against this unconstitutional action! No taxation without representation!

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How do you spell extortion??

B...E.....N......Z

Unbelievable what they and the city council are trying to pull with residents and businesses in Ridgecrest!!

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How do you spell extortion??

B...E.....N......Z

Unbelievable what they and the city council are trying to pull with residents and businesses in Ridgecrest!!

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We have lived in Ridgecrest 40 years and Benz has picked up the trash for all that time. They do a good job picking up trash and handling special requests. Sounds like their billing dept needs improving, although we've never had any trouble in that regard.

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We have lived in Ridgecrest 40 years and Benz has picked up the trash for all that time. They do a good job picking up trash and handling special requests. Sounds like their billing dept needs improving, although we've never had any trouble in that regard.

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I lived in Ridgecrest from 1986-2000 & used Benz sanitation the entire time. They posted a $33 ding on my credit report in 3/05. They never notified me that they felt I owed any money. I discovered the ding while trying to refinance my mortgage. I called them 1/22/09, 1/26/09. I could not get the issue resolved, and could not get anyone to return my calls. On 2/18/09 I again called and was referred to a Jeff Sanchez. Mr. Sanchez was unable to provide any information other than his certainty that I owed $33 from somewhere in the year 2000 time frame. The issue stems from the fact that when I moved away from Ridgecrest, I apparently neglected to notify Benz. Since I always paid my bill 1-2 years in advance, Benz continued to provide the service to the new home owner until the pre-paid amount ran out. Neither Mr Sanchez nor anyone at Benz is able to provide any documentation or information verifying that they tried to notify me nor that the collection agency tried to notify me. However, Mr Shanchez did refer my back to Susan, who then kindly explained that I owe over $40 dollars because of collection fees, not the $33 posted on the bad posting on my credit report.--Forgetting to notify your trash company that you are moving -- Silly mistake costing $40 something--Paying your bill 1-2 years in advance for over 13 years -- Over $2,300 in business "good will"-- Having that same business treat you in the most demeaning way possible 9 years later for $33 --Priceless!!

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I lived in Ridgecrest from 1986-2000 & used Benz sanitation the entire time. They posted a $33 ding on my credit report in 3/05. They never notified me that they felt I owed any money. I discovered the ding while trying to refinance my mortgage. I called them 1/22/09, 1/26/09. I could not get the issue resolved, and could not get anyone to return my calls. On 2/18/09 I again called and was referred to a Jeff Sanchez. Mr. Sanchez was unable to provide any information other than his certainty that I owed $33 from somewhere in the year 2000 time frame. The issue stems from the fact that when I moved away from Ridgecrest, I apparently neglected to notify Benz. Since I always paid my bill 1-2 years in advance, Benz continued to provide the service to the new home owner until the pre-paid amount ran out. Neither Mr Sanchez nor anyone at Benz is able to provide any documentation or information verifying that they tried to notify me nor that the collection agency tried to notify me. However, Mr Shanchez did refer my back to Susan, who then kindly explained that I owe over $40 dollars because of collection fees, not the $33 posted on the bad posting on my credit report.--Forgetting to notify your trash company that you are moving -- Silly mistake costing $40 something--Paying your bill 1-2 years in advance for over 13 years -- Over $2,300 in business "good will"-- Having that same business treat you in the most demeaning way possible 9 years later for $33 --Priceless!!

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I've used Ridgecrest Sanitation for quite a few years now for my regular household trash & I recently rented a dipsy dumpster to clean out my garage & stuff around the yard. I was surprised at how much stuff I got rid of for such a reasonable rate. Very convenient, I just called when I needed it dumped & the office gals sent a man out the very next day & sometimes that same afternoon. They were very helpfull. I plan to do this at least once a year from now on. I thank them for their fast friendly service & would recommend them to all my neighbors.

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I've used Ridgecrest Sanitation for quite a few years now for my regular household trash & I recently rented a dipsy dumpster to clean out my garage & stuff around the yard. I was surprised at how much stuff I got rid of for such a reasonable rate. Very convenient, I just called when I needed it dumped & the office gals sent a man out the very next day & sometimes that same afternoon. They were very helpfull. I plan to do this at least once a year from now on. I thank them for their fast friendly service & would recommend them to all my neighbors.

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Benz Sanitation basically extorted money from me using my credit rating as ransom!
Since I no longer live in Ridgecrest Ca, it made it pretty easy for this unsavory company to take advantage of me.
Here is the short version of events.
My Uncle passed two years ago. I had to come to town to take care of his home and possessions. I needed to do clean up at his residence.
I personally went to Benz Sanitation and made arrangements for a dumpster. I told them that I lived in CT and would be in town for 9 days only. They said I could have a dumpster for 30 days for a set price. I again told them I would only be in town 9 days.
I said I wanted to pay up-front. I did just that and told them I would call when I was leaving town. I did that as well.
Several months go by and out of the blue I receive a bill from Benz Sanitation tells me I owe an additional $100.00. I immediately called from my home in Connecticut and was told that this was an error.
Now, fast-forward 14 months. Now I receive a collection notice threatening that this was my ??final? notice and that my credit would ??seriously? compromised if I didn??t pay. They have now added all kinds of billing charges. Of course, I immediately called and was referred to collections. The woman I spoke with was basically unconcerned with the facts and my plight. She basically told me to pay up ??or else? She had formulated some story of why I owed this money. I told her to run a credit report on me as a character witness and then she would know that I have never been late on any account. She didn??t care; just ??pay up? or basically we will ruin your credit rating. I asked, ??how could this be a final notice when I had never received anything previously.? She replied, ??oh you have been billed every month.? And again did not seem to care to hear the truth. I had her speak with my partner you receives all the mail in my home and handles the actual bill paying. My partner supported everything I had been telling her and still?. Nothing but ??pay up?
I finally said, fine you and I both know that this is blackmail and this is not my bill but in ??good faith? I will pay it just to protect my perfect credit rating. In the meantime, I would like copies of all these supposed transactions: she agreed that she would send them to me. Now a month later, you guessed it, nothing. How does this company get away with this kind of extortion?
So, BEWARE!

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Benz Sanitation basically extorted money from me using my credit rating as ransom!
Since I no longer live in Ridgecrest Ca, it made it pretty easy for this unsavory company to take advantage of me.
Here is the short version of events.
My Uncle passed two years ago. I had to come to town to take care of his home and possessions. I needed to do clean up at his residence.
I personally went to Benz Sanitation and made arrangements for a dumpster. I told them that I lived in CT and would be in town for 9 days only. They said I could have a dumpster for 30 days for a set price. I again told them I would only be in town 9 days.
I said I wanted to pay up-front. I did just that and told them I would call when I was leaving town. I did that as well.
Several months go by and out of the blue I receive a bill from Benz Sanitation tells me I owe an additional $100.00. I immediately called from my home in Connecticut and was told that this was an error.
Now, fast-forward 14 months. Now I receive a collection notice threatening that this was my ??final? notice and that my credit would ??seriously? compromised if I didn??t pay. They have now added all kinds of billing charges. Of course, I immediately called and was referred to collections. The woman I spoke with was basically unconcerned with the facts and my plight. She basically told me to pay up ??or else? She had formulated some story of why I owed this money. I told her to run a credit report on me as a character witness and then she would know that I have never been late on any account. She didn??t care; just ??pay up? or basically we will ruin your credit rating. I asked, ??how could this be a final notice when I had never received anything previously.? She replied, ??oh you have been billed every month.? And again did not seem to care to hear the truth. I had her speak with my partner you receives all the mail in my home and handles the actual bill paying. My partner supported everything I had been telling her and still?. Nothing but ??pay up?
I finally said, fine you and I both know that this is blackmail and this is not my bill but in ??good faith? I will pay it just to protect my perfect credit rating. In the meantime, I would like copies of all these supposed transactions: she agreed that she would send them to me. Now a month later, you guessed it, nothing. How does this company get away with this kind of extortion?
So, BEWARE!

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Benz Sanitation is very professional and organized. It is also very cheap; only $15 a month. It is nice to have them pick up your trash rather than have to drive the 10 miles to the dump every week. It is definitely worth the 15 dollars a month for their service.

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Benz Sanitation is very professional and organized. It is also very cheap; only $15 a month. It is nice to have them pick up your trash rather than have to drive the 10 miles to the dump every week. It is definitely worth the 15 dollars a month for their service.

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