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Dec. 7, 2006

2007 Solid Waste Stickers will be Available Jan. 2

The Oswego County Department of Solid Waste has announced several changes that will become effective Jan. 1, 2007. The changes in user fees are being implemented to more accurately reflect operating costs of the solid waste disposal and recycling programs.

“Many of the solid waste fees have remained the same for several years,” said Frank Visser, Director of Solid Waste Programs for the Oswego County Department of Solid Waste. “Under the new fee schedule, users of the solid waste system will assume more of the actual operating costs. This will shift some of the burden off the property tax payers.”

  • Residential solid waste stickers: The 2007 residential solid waste sticker will be $100. The residential sticker allows people to dispose of household trash and recyclables at any of the county's five transfer stations. The green stickers for 2007 will be available at the transfer stations beginning Jan. 2. They will expire Dec. 31, 2007. The 2006 blue stickers are good until Jan. 31, 2007.

  • Punch cards: Residents may also dispose of household solid waste by purchasing a punch card. The cards will cost $25 in 2007. Each card allows the user to dispose of 20 kitchen-sized 13-gallon trash bags at a transfer station.

Checks should be made out to “Oswego County Solid Waste.” Residents buying a solid waste sticker or a punch card need to show proof of Oswego County residency and have their vehicle and vehicle registration with them at the time of purchase. Post office box addresses and tax or deed receipts, without additional information, are not acceptable proof of residency. Business vehicles, and vehicles that don't have the purchaser's household address on the vehicle registration, won't be issued residential stickers.

  • Weighed tipping fee charges: Large loads of household waste, and construction and demolition wastes may be weighed on the scales at the transfer stations. Beginning in 2007, the weighed tipping fee will be $75 per ton at the transfer stations and $50 per ton at the Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) and Bristol Hill Landfill. Only permitted haulers with swipe cards may use the ERF. The minimum scale fee will be $10. The Hannibal transfer station does not have a scale.

  • Fish wastes: Beginning in January, fish wastes will only be accepted at the Bristol Hill Landfill. The cost to dispose of fish waste will remain $25 per ton. There are currently no changes in policy for disposing of tires, appliances, brush and tree wastes, and for loading compost.

  • Transfer stations are located at:
    • Bristol Hill, 3125 State Route 3, Volney;
    • 1167 County Route 7, Hannibal;
    • 1391 U.S. Route 11, Hastings;
    • 700 E. Seneca Street, Oswego; and
    • 100 County Route 2A, Pulaski.

Oswego County solid waste transfer stations and recycling drop-off centers are open from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Sticker sales and weigh scale operations end at 4 p.m. weekdays and 11:30 a.m. Saturdays.

For more information regarding fees or solid waste programs, contact the Department of Solid Waste, phone 591-9200, weekdays between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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