Maricopa County Environmental Services Department
PROPOSED FEES- A public hearing will be held before the Board of Supervisors (BOS) of Maricopa County, Arizona, on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at 9:30 a.m. in the BOS Auditorium, 205 West Jefferson, Phoenix, Arizona, 85003 to consider the adoption of proposed Maricopa County Enhanced Regulatory Outreach Program (EROP) Case ES-2019-001/Maricopa County Transfer Station Fee Revisions. Transfer station fees will be added into the Maricopa County Environmental Health Code Fee Schedule. All persons wishing to appear for or against the proposed changes are directed to attend the hearing or file a statement in writing with the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, 301 West Jefferson, Tenth Floor, Phoenix, Arizona, 85003, prior to the hearing.
Transfer station operational expenses have increased as a result of additional citizen demand, which in turn has caused a revenue deficit for Maricopa County Waste Resources and Recycling (MCWRR). To maintain compliance with A.R.S § 49-741, which requires providing or ensuring solid waste public facility services are available for citizens, MCWRR fee changes are proposed.
Upon BOS approval, listed fees will be implemented over a two year period; year one fees will become effective on July 31, 2019 and year two on July 31, 2020. Residential trash drop-offs involving passenger cars/station wagons will increase from $4/load to $5/load in year one and from $5/load to $6/load in year two, vans/sport utility vehicles will change from $6/load to $7/load for year one and from $7/load to $9/load for year two, pickup trucks and trailers from $8/load to $11/load for year one and from $11/load to $12/load for year two. This proposal also adds a fee for bagged trash at $2/bag in year one with no increase in year two. In addition, cathode-ray tube item drop-off fees will increase from $5 to $13 each in year one and from $13 to $21 each in year two. Proposed transfer station fees are posted at the following link; https://www.maricopa.gov/DocumentCenter/View/46036/ES-2019-001-BOH-Meeting-Noticein the Maricopa County Board of Health Staff Report dated April 22, 2019.