A survey of neighboring landfill fees revealed that:
- Frederick County, Md., charges $45 per ton to dump in its landfill. County residents hauling loads of less than 1,000 pounds can pay a $20 annual fee or a $9 per trip fee.
Small businesses can pay a $100 annual fee for loads of less than 1,000 pounds.
- At the Mountain View Reclamation landfill in Upton, Pa., owned by Waste Management, fees range between about $28 to about $45 per ton, depending upon the origin and amount of the waste.
- LCS Services Inc., near Hedgesville, W.Va., charges a minimum of $11 per load for up to about 600 pounds and then fees are pro-rated based on weight and the origin of the waste.
For Berkeley County waste, the rate is $35.75 per ton, for neighboring counties it is $38.75 per ton and from elsewhere it is $43.75 per ton.