Western civilization is defined by our utilities, both public-owned and private. As such, anyone living in the Rochester area will probably want a little bit of the ol' western civilization sooner or later. You allegedly have a choice of supplier for your essential utilities.
Gas and Electric
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Rochester provides garbage service, including bins at no additional charge (it's itemized in property taxes as a function of your property's frontage in feet). Service includes an annual leaf/debris pickup and an annual bulk pickup (for all your spring cleaning needs). Officially, bulk removal can be had any time of year for a small additional charge if you call and make an appointment. However, if you don't call, they seem to come and remove it anyway — without billing you.
During the summer months, you may also witness youth removing loose trash from curbs.
Most areas are served by Waste Management, with each property having its own private contract.