The JG has a piece about this topic that is worth a read:
First of all I have to say that I am please with the City Trash Department. I think they do a "dirty" job and do it fairly well.
First of all the City already plans increaseing garbage fees about $1 per month. I think this is most likely appropriate.
The City is now considering forcing those who generate more trash to pay an extra $2 per extra bin. I also tend to think this is a good idea; howeever, it will be difficult to determine which families routineley use more then 1 bin per week.
The fees associated with garbage collection should match the expenses. The entire service should be paid with user fees.
I think I can support both the $1 per month increase as well as the additional fee for those who generate more garbage.
As an example my neighbors routinely put out three large garbage bins per week (And they are often overflowing). I put out one bin each week and once or twice a year I may generate more then one bin. I tend to think those who generate more trash should pay a higher fee.