At its May 22, 2013 meeting, the CSWD Board of Commissioners amended its Solid Waste Management Ordinance to increase the solid waste management fee from $22.06 to $27.00, effective September 1, 2013. The fee is charged on each ton of trash generated in Chittenden County that is landfilled. Members of the public and other interested parties are invited to attend a public hearing on the fee increase to learn more about the issue and contribute comments they wish the Board to consider before the change goes into effect. View the ordinance change on the Ordinance Draft Amendments
WHEN: Wednesday, June 12, at 4 p.m.
WHERE: CSWD’s Administrative Offices (1021 Redmond Road, Williston).
RSVP: If you plan to attend the public hearing, please contact Jennifer Getty at 872-8100, x201 or jgetty[at]cswd[dot]net, so that adequate space is provided.
WRITTEN COMMENTS: If you prefer to send written comments, they will be accepted until 4 p.m., Thursday, June 13, 2013.
Regular mail: Nancy Plunkett, CSWD, 1021 Redmond Rd., Williston, VT 05495
Email: nplunkett [at] cswd[dot]net.
Here’s a closer look at the fee and the impact of its increase:
The fee supports a number of CSWD programs, including education, hazardous waste management, recycling, composting, research and development, enforcement, and management of solid waste in Chittenden County.
- The potential impact on residents of the proposed increase amounts to an average of $4.45 per household per year.
- CSWD collects the fee from commercial haulers for each ton of trash they collect in Chittenden County that will be landfilled. Whether haulers increase rates for curbside collection of residential and commercial trash as a result of the fee increase is up to each hauler. For customers who haul their own trash to CSWD’s Drop-Off Centers, the prorated fee is included in the price CSWD charges to accept trash.
- The last time the fee increased was in 2009, when it was raised from $17.61 to $22.06.
A copy of the amended Solid Waste Management Ordinance is available at the Chittenden Solid Waste District, 1021 Redmond Rd, Williston, VT 05495 and on our ordinance change page
If you have any questions about the amended Solid Waste Management Ordinance prior to the public hearing, please contact CSWD’s General Manager Tom Moreau at 872-8100 x209 or tmoreau[at]cswd[dot]net.