Refuse

Per § 23-19-13(g) and this adopted rule Resource Recovery annually establishes the maximum amount of municipal refuse that each municipality may deliver to the Central Landfill at the below-market rate municipal disposal fee, calculated by adopted rule. This maximum amount is known as the Municipal Solid Waste Cap. Resource Recovery may then charge the lowest commercial contract rate per ton for every ton that exceeds the Municipal Solid Waste Cap.

Leaf & Yard Debris

Per § 23-19-3(g) municipalities have a .025 ton per person cap on the amount of leaf and yard debris they can deliver to Resource Recovery at no charge. Municipalities can increase that cap by up to 50% by receiving unutilized cap from municipalities that have it, and who choose to share it via cap transfer. This maximum amount is known as the Leaf and Yard Debris Cap. Resource Recovery may charge $25.00 per ton for every ton that exceeds the Leaf and Yard Debris Cap. The acceptance criteria for leaf and yard debris can be founds here. Per § 23-19-13(g)(4), seaweed is considered leaf and yard debris.

You can download your caps from the past five years below, along with the leaf and yard cap sharing policy, the current available amounts for sharing, and the form for initiating cap transfer.