The establishment of this charge, in addition to the current Landfill Tipping Fees, allows the Department of Solid Waste to function as a true enterprise fund within the County government. Enterprise funds are fully self-sustaining through charges and fees and receive no general fund tax dollars.
This charge is an annual charge to be included on the County’s taxes and fees bill. The bill will show the assigned Waste Generator Category (Single Family or Multi-family for residential and Low, Medium low, Medium, Medium high or High for non-residential), the number of billing units and the approved rate per billing unit for the assigned generator category.
Within the yearly designated appeals period, the property owner or duly authorized agent of a non-residential property may file an appeal to either the Generator Category or number of billing units. County tax bills are sent out in July of each year: the appeals period remains open through September, and is valid for requests regarding the current year’s bill only. The appeals period is currently open through September 30, 2016. Instructions regarding requirements and deadlines can be found on the Non-Residential Systems Benefit Charge Appeal Form.