Beginning Jan. 1, it will be substantially more expensive to dump landscaping materials at the Eagle County Landfill.
But the new charges aren’t primarily aimed at revenue collection.
“The tipping fees are really about trying to create behavior change,” explained Eagle County Solid Waste and Recycling Manager Jesse Masten during a recent meeting with the Eagle County Board of Commissioners. In this case, the new fees aim to encourage the use of the composting center, operated by Honeywagon and located at the landfill.
Currently, the county’s landscape materials tipping fee is $23.10 per ton. Beginning Jan. 1, the cost will jump to $39 per ton. Other tipping fees at the landfill will also adjust at the first of the year, but most of the fee changes represent nominal increases to the nearest full dollar…