Following action by the Board of County Commissioners on Monday, some fees at the county landfill will be raised beginning Jan. 1, 2018.
The per-ton charge assessed mostly to commercial haulers will rise from the current $28 per ton to $40 per ton.
The charge for freon-containing appliances will rise to $25 each. And the charge for containment soil drill cuttings will rise to $28 per ton.
The $10 minimum charge will not change, nor will other charges assessed users of the landfill. The current cost of operating the landfill factor out to $34 per ton, commissioners were told.
Commissioners noted that even with an increase from $28 to $40 per ton, Delta County will still be one of the lowest cost providers in the region. The need for the fee increase is being linked to the increased costs of state regulatory compliance, equipment replacement, and the cost of future synthetic membrane liners that will have to be used as new cells at the landfill are opened.
The county intends to review the landfill fees every other year going forward.