Jan. 14, 2004
Oswego County Tipping Fee Stickers Will Expire Jan. 31
Mark Lichtenstein, Deputy Superintendent of the Oswego County Division of Solid Waste, reminds residents that residential tipping fee stickers will expire Saturday, Jan. 31.
New tipping fee stickers are available for purchase at all Oswego County transfer stations. Orange stickers will replace the current yellow stickers. The new orange stickers will expire Jan. 31, 2005.
Stickers purchased between January and the end of July cost $75. Stickers purchased on or after Aug. 1 will cost $37.50. Stickers for additional household vehicles will be available Monday, Feb. 2, for $5 each. Checks should be made out to "Oswego County Solid Waste."
Stickers may be purchased weekdays at the transfer stations. Proof of Oswego County residency, the purchaser's vehicle, and the vehicle registration are required at the time of purchase. Post office box addresses and tax or deed receipts, without additional information, are not acceptable for proof of residency. The vehicle registration must show the purchaser's household address. Business vehicles, and vehicles that don't have the purchaser's household address on the vehicle registration, won't be issued stickers.
Another tipping fee option for residents is the punch card. Each card costs $15 and is good for approximately 20 kitchen-sized 13-gallon clear trash bags. The cards may be purchased at any of the transfer stations.
New this year is the residential recycling sticker. Residents who are not using a tipping fee sticker or punch card are required to purchase this sticker in order to bring their recyclable containers and papers, corrugated cardboard, used motor oil, and batteries to a transfer station. The residential recycling sticker is $10. Additional resident fees are $60 per ton for tires, $30 per ton for scrap metal, and $30 per ton for appliances containing refrigerants. Residents will need to purchase a sticker, for $15, to have the refrigerant removed.
The cost to dispose of large (pick-up truck or larger) loads of brush and tree waste, wood chips or other compostable materials is $20 per ton. Residents who have their vehicles loaded with compost and/or wood chips will be charged as follows:
Residents may hire a contractor to haul construction wastes or they may bring the material to a transfer station and pay $60 per ton. Waste materials that must be weighed are not accepted at the Hannibal transfer station because the Hannibal facility doesn't have scales.
Oswego County solid waste transfer stations and new hours of operation are as follows:
Weigh scales will close one hour before the transfer stations are closed.
For more information regarding fees or other solid waste programs, contact the Division of Solid Waste, phone 591-9200, weekdays between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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