I live close to the land fill and only get pick up twice a week (if that.) We usually do at least one run to the dump ourselves. That way we don't have to worry about stray dogs and raccoons ransacking the trash and creating a huge mess on the streets. We also rake our own street.
Considering the amount of property tax we all pay there is little wonder that the town council can't keep up with the demand. We do what we can to alleviate the problems - I would rather do that than see my taxes increased!