Garbage

Phil Querin Q&A - Landlord's Right to Convert Garbage Costs to Pass-Through Program

Question. Our city garbage company is going to increase my per space rate by six dollars per month per can, which is a drastic increase. I'm wondering if I have the legal right to back out of my base rent the current garbage costs, and then require our residents to pay directly. Our current rental agreements include the garbage in base rent, which means currently I will have to absorb the cost of the increase for everyone.  Any suggestions?