Moving to start a buisness
I am going to be starting a business in Saint Croix and I was wondering if anyone knows how much it is going to cost me for garbage pick up? I heard that there are private companies that pick up garbage but I am not sure which one to choose and how much it is going to cost?
I was also wondering what the current rate for electricity is?
Thank you so much.
just curious about your business. what are you starting or do you not want to say just yet.
It all depends on how much trash you will have and where you are going to be located. Some business downtown are in very tight spots and require a regular truck to come in and empty their dumpster. A restaurant for example is going to need to have their dumpster emptied more times a week then other business, so it all depends....
Electric is around .28 cents a kilowatt, but it goes up or down with oil prices. It is not a fixed thing at all. So a buisness that is open air is always better on your electric bill. Bills I paid as a bookkeeper went up as high as .40cents a kilowatt. I heard of some business being higher, but don't know if it was rumor or fact. Residental is usually higher then commerical rates.
that's the waste management site for the VI. There is a page with all areas of STX serviced by public trash pick up. If your area is not one of them, you can use a private service (the names of those companies are the same as those that pick up the public trash - it's a contact labor type deal).
here is a link to the Virgin Islands Telephone Directory. You can search for trash removal/pick up, call them, and see what their rates are.
Electricity has ranged from .32 cents to .52 cents (total) per kWh in the last year. Rates are down now, but everyone and their mother knows its only a matter of time before it goes up again.