Commercial Hauler Tipping Fee Increase Approved By Greenwich Selectmen

GREENWICH, CT — The Greenwich Board of Selectmen last week unanimously approved an increase to the tipping fee for commercial haulers at the Holly Hill Transfer Station.

The fee will now be $119 per ton, up from $112. This is the first increase since the tipping fee was implemented in 2020. The new amount is expected to take effect July 1.

Greenwich Department of Public Works Commissioner Amy Siebert first appeared before the selectmen in early January to present the fee increase. She noted that the price of municipal solid waste is going up.

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“I make a plea constantly for people to reduce what they’re producing. The more we produce, the more we throw away, the more that hits Holly Hill; it just costs us more,” she said.

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In a memo to the selectmen, Siebert explained the reasoning for the proposed increase and how it will help.

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“While the tipping fees do not cover the full cost of operations, they clearly help offset the cost of disposal in the town budget,” the memo said. “Increasing the tipping fee to be more in line with current costs appears prudent at this time, particularly as the fee has been kept flat since its inception.”

DPW said in its memo it is forecasting that fiscal year ’24/’25 may see as much as 34,000 tons of municipal solid waste landing at Holly Hill, with an approximate $120 per ton all-in disposal cost as a result.

Municipal solid waste revenues were $1.8 million in fiscal year ’20/’21; $2.3 million in ’21/’22; and $2.6 million in ’22/’23, according to DPW.

The July 1 start date, the beginning of the fiscal year, would give enough time for advance notice for those impacted, Siebert said.

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