We moved to town and had the option of town dump (and paying $2.50 a bag for trash!) or private trash pickup. We cringed at the idea of loading up bags of trash in our car. When we compared the prices of our average trash bags for private pickup or town dump, the cost is about the same. Waste Management is a few dollars more, but you're paying for the convenience of curbside pickup. They have reliable service and it's worth it.