County may raise landfill tipping fee to pay future costs

February 19, 1993

Carroll's commissioners may have to increase the tipping fee for dumping in county landfills to help pay for maintaining landfills in the future.

Beginning next year, Carroll must comply with "general accepted accounting standards, which require the county to charge a fee high enough to help pay future costs, Comptroller Eugene C. Curfman said yesterday.

The current tipping fee is $40 a ton. About $34 of that is used to pay current operating costs and the rest goes to pay for future use, he told the commissioners during a staff meeting.

Next year, about $38 will be used for current costs. If the county were to comply fully with the accounting standards, it would have to charge a tipping fee of $66, he said.

L The commissioners will discuss the issue at another meeting.

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