To find assistance paying a waste management bill, check with state-funded assistance programs, community service organizations and churches. Individual utility and waste management companies may also have assistance programs in place to help with the cost during times of need.
State-funded programs vary per state. For example, Seattle Public Utilities provides assistance with water and sewage costs for Seattle residents. Recipients of assistant must meet income and payment guidelines in order to qualify for most state-funded assistance programs that help pay waste management bills.
Some churches and many charity and donation-funded community service organizations provide one-time assistance with the payment of utility bills including water and sewage. These programs vary per state, as do the specific qualification guidelines. To find state specific assistance programs, visit UtilityBillAssistance.com, and click on the state link. Review the list of assistance programs, paying careful attention to the brief description provided beneath each individual listing. Use the information provided to get help applying for the appropriate assistance with your waste management bill.
Call the waste management company to explain the circumstances behind the past due amount of the current bill. Inquire if there are any programs within the company to help customers in financial distress pay off the past due amount on the bill.