Thursday, July 20, 2006

Host fees continue to be waived for landfills accepting flood debris

By: Les Blankenhorn

The Schuylkill County Commissioners have extended the waiver of its host fees associated with landfill waste from the recent flood. County Commissioner Chairman Frank Staudenmeier said Port Carbon, Schuylkill Haven and Gilberton asked for the extension but any municipality needing the extra time will be granted the fee waiver. The County had joined the DEP in waving the fees which total $9.25 per ton from July 6th to July 20th. DEP normally charges a $2.00 recycling fee and a $4.25 environmental stewardship fee per ton. The County tipping fee is normally $3.00 per ton. 49 of the County's 67 municipalities were impacted by flood waters.


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