- The Enterprise
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The incremental increases take effect July 1
The increased fees for all solid waste from commercial customers, county residents and out-of-county residents are a part of the fiscal 2013 budget approved by the Calvert County Board of County Commissioners.
Tip fees, or the cost per ton of solid waste, on chargeable loads of solid waste taken to Appeal Landfill are increasing from $72.52 for all out-of-county and commercial customers to $74.70, and from $65.57 for all county residents to $67.23, according to a news release from the county.
The types of chargeable loads brought to Appeal Landfill by county residents are, according to the release, construction and demolition debris, yard debris and mixed loads. Mixed loads are those loads that contain construction and demolition debris or yard debris, and household trash.
This tip fee increase is ‘tied to changes in the consumer price index under an agreement between the county and Waste Management, Inc.,” the release states.
The fee, charged per household or business and billed on property tax bills, also will increase from $113 to $115. This fee funds the handling and disposal operations of solid waste, the release states.
According to the release, county residents aren’t charged for bagged household waste, metal or other items separated for recycling.