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The Newton County Solid Waste Management Authority approved a financial rate plan for the operations of Newton County’s landfill and convenience centers during its meeting Feb. 24.
All new rates will go into place on July 1, 2021.
Included in the new rates are an increase in tipping fees to $48 per ton and a change in the minimum charge to dispose of waste at the landfill to $30.
“The changes make our prices equal to other landfills around us,” Landfill Director Kevin Walter said. “We have been 25 percent cheaper than closest landfill.”
Access to the Newton County Convenience Centers will also increase, by $10, to $165 a year. Hang tags to the centers will go on sale June 1.
The financial rate plan gives the Solid Waste Authority a financial plan to operate the landfill and convenience centers in a fiscally responsible manner.
“The changes in fees are necessary to keep the budget of the landfill balanced,” Walter said. This will enable us to continue funding the day-to-day operations of the landfill and make improvements necessary to be good stewards of both taxpayer funds and the environment.”
View the Solid Waste Authority's financial summary here.
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