Friday, May 29th, 2015
Starting on June 1, the fee charged to dispose of all types of solid waste at the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority (MCMUA) transfer stations will decrease by $1.06 per ton, to $94.50 per ton.
With on-going litigation related to the award of the MCMUA’s recent transfer station operations, transport and disposal contract, the MCMUA had frozen the tipping fee at the 2014 rate of $95.56 for the first half of 2015. With the conclusion and settlement of this litigation, the MCMUA is in a position to now lower tipping fees to $94.50 for the second half of 2015 and through 2016.
“The MCMUA is very happy to pass on the savings to Morris County waste generators that resulted from the successful conclusion of litigation related to the our transfer stations operations, transportation and disposal bid, “ said MCMUA Executive Director Glenn Schweizer.
“The impact of this price decrease will benefit Morris County taxpayers, providing lower rates for the duration of the current waste disposal contract,” said Freeholder David Scapicchio, who is the county governing board’s liaison to the MCMUA.
The MCMUA’s Solid Waste Division implements recycling, solid and hazardous waste programs throughout Morris County. It owns two transfer stations, located in Mount Olive and Parsippany-Troy Hills, where all of the solid waste generated in Morris County is taken and each load is weighed. It is then loaded onto transfer trailers and taken to a disposal site at an out-of-state landfill.
More information about managing solid waste in Morris County is available at www.mcmua.com, or by calling (973) 285-8390.