June 1, 1994
The Carroll County Commissioners voted unanimously yesterday to raise the fee for dumping in landfills by $5 a ton July 1.The increase is $4 a ton less than the county comptroller had recommended to keep the operation in line with accounting standards.Bond rating agencies and an association that rates the county's financial matters are likely to notice that the commissioners disregarded his advice, Comptroller Eugene C. Curfman said.The commissioners may have to raise the fee again next year, unless the amount of trash dumped in the landfill is drastically reduced, he said.
November 15, 1995
A Catonsville community's cleanup project has turned into a $25-a-ton wrangle with county government.Now the Old Catonsville Neighborhood Association (OCNA) says the cleanup planned for Saturday may have to be canceled.Maureen Sweeney Smith, who organized the OCNA cleanup, said the group was hoping residents would dispose of unsightly debris, and to comply with county zoning and code regulations.A local company was donating a dump truck for four hours.The problem was where the dump truck would have to haul the trash -- the convenient Western Landfill about six miles away in Halethorpe, or Eastern Landfill in White Marsh about 35 miles distant, Mrs. Smith said.
April 17, 1998
Taneytown City Council has awarded a three-year contract for trash removal to BFI, a move that will save the city about $20 per ton of garbage.BFI will transport the city's trash to a private landfill in Greencastle, Pa., instead of the Carroll County landfill. The contract becomes effective July 1.The Pennsylvania landfill charges $28.25 per ton, compared with the $47 per ton that will be charged at the county landfill beginning July 1. The County Commissioners recently raised the rate $2 a ton.BFI will charge the city an average of $5.59 a month per customer to collect trash and recyclable materials.
May 23, 1994
Setting next year's fees for dumping waste at the county's landfills will be no easy task. The commissioners must choose among a number of less-than-desirable alternatives that will result in larger fees than those of last year. The question before the commissioners is deciding how to allocate the increases.Under the accounting standards applicable to municipal governments, landfill fees must not only cover their current operating costs but the expense of closing them. The county's current tipping fee of $40 a ton -- which is charged to towns and haulers and then passed on to customers -- is insufficient, according to County Comptroller Eugene C. Curfman.
August 18, 2011
An increase in the city's tipping fee prompted Havre de Grace City Council members to encourage residents to recycle more. The Havre de Grace City Council unanimously passed a resolution during Monday's meeting to raise the town's tipping fee to $15.50 per quarter from $12.25 per quarter - or a hike of $13 a year. The tipping fee, which is a quarterly charge to cover Harford County's per ton costs for use of landfills, was increased to cover the county's charges, which has risen to $67 per ton of solid waste from $50 per ton. City Councilman Randolph Craig said the past quarterly charge of $12.25 had "nearly" covered the town's costs to dispose of solid waste, but not all of it. The projected increases in costs per ton, the councilman said, are $68 in 2012, $70 in 2013 and $72 per ton in 2014.
March 20, 1994
75 Years Ago* The South River Tomato Growers Association of Anne Arundel County has reached the conclusion that tomatoes could not be produced this year for less than $25 a ton to the packers. Pre-war prices were $12 to $15 a ton. -- The Sun, April 1, 1919.* Jack Dunn's young Baltimore Orioles defeated the Annapolis Midshipmen this afternoon by a score of 8-2. It was a practice game for both teams. -- The Sun, April 2, 1919.* Fire partially destroyed the paint shop of Edward Hutton on Drake and Gloucester streets in Annapolis tonight with damage of $1,500.