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Landfill Rates Going Up

Pursuant to a multi-year fee schedule adopted in 2011 by the Board of Supervisors, gate fees at the Eastlake Landfill will be going up starting July 1, 2013 to offset the costs of landfill operations and increasing and costly compliance regulations.

The tonnage rates will go up 6% from $45.50/ton to $48.22/ton. Volume rates for loads up to 5 cubic yards will go up from $6.50/cy to $6.85/cy. The minimum gate fee will remain at $5, and prices will not change for individual materials such as couches ($10), mattresses ($10-15 depending on size), and 30-gallon bags or cans ($2.00 each). Even with the approved increase, the Eastlake Landfill will have considerably lower rates than surrounding landfills which charge tipping fees in the $60-75/ton range.

Landfill rates will be passed through by the franchise haulers to their curbside residential and commercial customers. Beginning in July 1, 2013 residential customers can expect to see a slight increase to pass through the new landfill increase on their billing statement about $.50 a month or $1.50 a quarter for a standard 32-gallon service in the unincorporated areas. Commercial customers will see about $14.00 monthly increase for a 4-cubic yard bin picked up weekly for the pass-though cost of new landfill increase. Customer’s total charges depend on the location, size, and frequency of service.

The transfer station operated by Lake County Waste Solutions in Lakeport will also pass through the landfill increases.

Lakeport Transfer Station Rates

Tonnage rate $ 57.40/ton

Volume rate $ 7.75/cy

Mattresses/couches $ 10.85 each

30-gallon cans/bags $ 1.75 each

55-gallon cans $ 3.60 each

Minimum fee $ 5.95

For more information on landfill rates, please contact Caroline Chavez at the Public Services Department at 262-1760. New rate sheets are being distributed to customers at the Eastlake Landfill. For more information on curbside rates, contact your franchise hauler. More information on County franchise haulers, programs and recycling opportunities can be found on the County’s recycling website at: www.recycling.co.lake.ca.us.