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Unformatted text preview: n by the LGU in 1989, when garbage fees were established. It
serves 31,152 residential and commercial clients. There has been a 33% increase in the
number of clients since 1994. This is largely attributed to the fact that the garbage fee is
administered as part of the electricity bill, and as the number of electric connections
increases, the number of clients who pay the fees also increases.
In 1997, new garbage fee ordinances were passed after eight years. The department
has tripled its collection and reduced its annual deficit while maintaining 98% collection
efficiency for the year. The fees are based on the basis of ability to pay, residential versus
commercial, type of enterprise or use, and type of garbage (rather on the amount of garbage
generated by the household or an establishment). The system of including the fees in the
electricity bill minimizes the cost of collecting and enforcing fees. 5.2.1 Problems with Cost Recovery
Although the garbage collection function of ESMO is supposed to be self sufficient,
it faces large deficits, which have to...
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- Winter '13