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Residential Franchise System
For many years, residential trash collection services in the County unincorporated areas were provided through an open-market system, whereby each resident directly arranged for service with private waste haulers with no County involvement. However, due to State recycling laws, public attitudes towards protecting the environment, customers' desire for improved services, and diminishing landfill space, the residential franchise trash collection system was developed to replace the open market system. Under this system, private waste haulers sign an exclusive agreement with the County to provide trash collection and recycling services in carts to individual communities. As a result, the residential franchise system has helped to establish quality trash collection and recycling service, increase accountability, improve customer service, and promote cleaner neighborhoods.
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