Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Raymond E. Graham, Chairman, Cedar Run District

February 2, 2006

Staff Lead:


Anthony I. Hooper, Deputy County Administrator

County Administration


A Work Session to Review Landfill Tipping Fees: Towns

Topic Description:

The Board authorized the use of the old County landfill for the construction and demolition debris in June and July of 2001.  As a part of those discussions, the Board took action at the August 2001 meeting to allocate revenue from the Construction Demolition Debris (CDD) landfill in a manner that eliminated the Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) tipping fee previously paid by the Towns of The Plains, Remington and Warrenton.  Attached is the action taken at that time.


In the period following the 2001 action, the CDD landfill generated more revenue than originally anticipated and the Towns have subsequently not been charged a MSW tipping fee.  Based on the current tonnage and a fee of $45.00 a ton that has been recommended for all MSW waste the annual cost of the Town tipping fees is shown below:


                                          The Plains                                             $   9,000.00

                                          Remington                                            $  22,500.00

                                          Warrenton                                            $207,000.00


It is expected that the old landfill will no longer be available for CDD materials near December 2006.  Therefore, beginning January 1, 2007, it should be determined if the fees paid by the Towns for MSW should be reinstated.


The attached longer term financial plan for the landfill contemplates that the Enterprise Fund will be compensated for Town wastes.  Another option to the Town’s paying for the disposal fee is for the General Fund to transfer sufficient funds to the Landfill Fund to pay this fee as it now does for wastes delivered from the convenience sites.


Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

Conduct a work session.

Financial Impacts Analysis:

The issue affects costs to be born by either the County or the Incorporated Towns.

Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request:

Environmental Services

Finance Department