In many areas, trash pick up is calculated in with other services such as a water bill (which is what we have now). In others, you may need to hire a waste removal company. Some of these can be a little pricey (as well as often being fairly particular). When we lived further out in the country, this was the case. You could either hire the local company or haul your own trash (or burn it as some chose to do). It was quite a bit less to take a load to the dump than it was to have it removed. Granted, trash sat around longer until it made a load, and it was a pain to deal with. Would you go to the trouble to save money?