Alcorn County selects new waste disposal company

By Lena Mitchell/NEMS Daily Journal

CORINTH – A new service provider will assume management of Alcorn County’s transfer station and disposal of rubbish and solid waste effective Aug. 1.
The Board of Supervisors agreed to a 10-year contract with Waste Connections of Walnut after intense negotiations Monday that included current operator Waste Management and Waste Connections.
Supervisors chose Waste Connections’ terms as the best bid at $22.98-per-ton tipping fee for residential and commercial waste disposal at the transfer station. Alcorn County will continue to haul its own garbage to the transfer station for that fee, and household garbage brought to the transfer station by county residents would be charged a minimum of $5 per load, with all loads being weighed.
The proposal from Waste Management was for $22.70-per-ton tipping fee for residential waste for the first four years, with years five to 10 based on the consumer price index. The tipping fee for commercial disposal would be what the company called its gate rate of $38 per ton. Household garbage brought to the transfer station by county residents would be charged $5 per load up to a ton.
Both bidders eliminated the fuel surcharge.
lena.mitchell@journalinc.com