Per § 23-19-13(g) and this adopted rule Resource Recovery annually establishes the maximum amount of municipal solid waste that each municipality may deliver to the Central Landfill at the below-market rate municipal disposal fee, calculated by the 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. This maximum amount is known as the Leaf and Yard Debris Cap. 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. 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 found here. Per § 23-19-13(g)(4), seaweed is considered leaf and yard debris.
You can download caps from the past five years below. You will also find the leaf and yard cap sharing policy, the current amounts available for sharing, and the form to initiate a cap transfer.