Trash Tax: Of Welshing And Gyps
The reason trash pick up has been "free" till now is that voters agreed, long ago, to higher property taxes to pay for it. By charging separately for trash pick up now, without reducing property taxes correspondingly, the City is Welshing on the original deal and effectively raising taxes without voter approval.
Also, don't you just love the expressions "gyp" and "Welshing?" I mean, what a way to convey a concept while gratuitously slamming entire groups of people who never engaged the in the behavior in question! How did those terms arise, anyway?