At the Feb. 9 Santa Rosa County Commission Regular Meeting, commissioners approved an increase to tipping fees at the Central Landfill in Milton beginning April 1, 2023. Tipping fees will increase from $42 per ton to $44 per ton plus a $1 per ton environmental fee bringing the total to $45 per ton for Class I, Class III and recycling. The tipping fees will increase $2 per ton in 2024 and 2025 and then increase $1 per ton in 2026 and 2027.
A portion of revenues generated from the increase will go towards improvements at the central landfill such as an expansion to increase capacity by 2025 and a new maintenance facility. The $1 per ton environmental fee will fund a portion of the salaries for one new environmental code enforcement officer position and three new site inspector positions within the county.
The approved rate resolution may be viewed online. For questions or more information, contact the Santa Rosa County Environmental Department at 850-981-7135.
Background on the decision
During the January 24, 2022, meeting, the Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners commissioned Geosyntec Consultants to update the Solid Waste Rate Study and Business Plan for the Central Landfill. Before this, the last rate study was completed in 2015. The purpose of this task order for engineering services was to update the rate study and business plan performed in 2015. A five-year final plan was developed to analyze the impact on solid waste rates of implementing proposed capital improvement projects and projected expenses associated with the facility's operation. A copy of the Geosyntec study may be viewed online.
Approved Central Landfill fees (effective April 1, 2023)
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