even getting paper copies. I do everything electronically, and my utility companies allow their customers access to at least 2 years of back bills. I even stopped downloading PDFs and keeping them electronically. Fact of the matter with utility bills, its pretty clear whether or not the bill has been paid, by the availability of the service. If I don’t pay my light bill, I live in a dark house. If I have to prove it, I could go back to my bank records (all electronic too). Maybe I’m too trusting, but my paper consumption is drastically reduced.