The staff continues to
monitor the use and capacity of the construction and
demolition debris (CDD) landfill. Engineering estimates at
the end of March indicate that capacity of 193,767 tons
remains in the CDD landfill. Fauquier County has previously
agreed to cease using the old landfill for any purpose by
June 2008. The County’s pricing strategy has been
established to ensure that the available airspace at the old
landfill is fully utilized and to obtain a maximum return
for this activity.
In November 2004, the CDD
fee was raised from $30.00 a ton to $38.00 a ton in order to
generate additional revenue, and to decrease the amount of
traffic at the landfill. It is believed that the fee can be
increased to $45.00 a ton without negatively impacting the
opportunity to fully utilize the available airspace by June
2008. It is recommended that the rate change be effective
June 1, 2005.
The staff will continue to
monitor CDD activity and recommend future changes in the
rate as warranted.