Alcorn County rubbish fees to increase

By Lena Mitchell/NEMS Daily Journal Corinth Bureau

CORINTH – Beginning Sept. 1, commercial haulers will be paying higher fees to dump waste at the Alcorn County transfer station in Corinth and to dispose of rubbish at the county landfill.
The board of supervisors voted on Monday to raise the tipping fee at the transfer station from $38 per ton to $47 per ton for in-county users and $50 per ton for out-of-county users.
Haulers who take waste to the rubbish collection site will be charged $475 per yard.
District 4 Supervisor Gary Ross presented a detailed summary of tonnage dumped at the transfer station by the city of Corinth, commercial in-county haulers, out-of-county haulers and in-county residential collections outside Corinth city limits.
The figures for how much the county receives from tipping fees and how much it pays to haul the waste to a regional landfill leave the county with a deficit that totals thousands of dollars. The new fees will not bring the county any excess revenue, Ross said, but are simply an effort to recoup the money the county spends hauling others’ waste.
A similar problem applies at the Farmington Road rubbish disposal site.
Until now some rubbish haulers have been exempt from the fee, but on Sept. 1 all haulers will be required to pay $475 per yard for rubbish disposal.
lena.mitchell@journalinc.com