A bill affecting the state’s 71 landfills for construction and demolition debris would eliminate the current $3,000 annual license fee and impose a dumping fee on haulers. Each landfill would choose between two fee types – 30 cents per cu. yd. or 60 cents per ton.
The law would set aside ten percent of the fees for the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency for oversight and allow cities and townships where the landfills are located to pass ordinances to appropriate up to 13 percent of the fees. Counties could also take up to 10 percent.
The measure reserves the balance of the revenue for local health districts that inspect incoming loads.
Operators also will be required to remove any disallowed waste – such as toxic or household rubbish – from the surface of the landfill and be subject to fines if the stray waste amounts to more than 2 cu. yds. for every 1,000 cu. yds. dumped.
Allowed debris includes particles and dust created during demolition activities and through transport.