Suspend utilities while traveling?

I was just paying my most recent utilities bill this afternoon, and I noticed the line item charge for “sanitation services” for $22. This is clearly for the weekly trash and recycling curbside pickups that I'm getting from my city, but it struck me that I'm not using those services at all while on long trips away from home. The monthly costs of other utilities—like natural gas, electricity, and water—are based on the actual amount/volume of the commodity you're using. But not sanitation. Also not high-speed Internet and satellite/cable TV. For those of you that travel a lot, and especially those that are away from home for a full month (or more) at a time, do you bother with trying to suspend flat-rate services like sanitation, Internet, cable TV, etc. Read more here >>>

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