A system of small fees could create some big bucks for York County.
York County Commissioners Wednesday approved an agreement between the county and the York County Solid Waste and Refuse Authority that will charge haulers an extra $2 per ton for out-of-county waste they take to the center.
The tipping fee, or cost for disposal, at the center is $59 per ton.
The extra fee was effective as of Jan. 1, with a 2 percent annual increase beginning Jan. 1, 2015. Payments will be made quarterly.
Based on five-year trends, that's about $200,000 to $250,000 per year coming into the county, said Dave Vollero, executive director of the authority.
The agreement includes no restrictions on how the money can be used by the county, but there is a plan in place, said county spokesman Carl Lindquist.
The commissioners intend to use the funds for parks, recreation and conservation activities, he said.
Other approvals: The board also adopted a resolution that extends the existence of the solid waste and refuse authority to April 1, 2063. The prior end of the term was 2021.
The authority has been in existence for 43 years, Vollero said.
The term extension is especially important because of sustainability programs that call for years and years of planning and financing, he said.
Commissioners also reappointed the following people to the authority for five-year terms: Joseph Hoheneder of Springettsbury Township; Timothy S. Malinsky of Springettsbury Township; and Wayne Paup of Lower Windsor Township.
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