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Press Release: Landfill Disposal Rates Increase October 1, First Increase in 12 Years

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Douglas County owns and operates the Cedar Mountain Landfill and the Camp Road Transfer Station. Both facilities are funded by the Landfill Enterprise Fund, which is solely supported by user fees. No tax dollars are used for the operation and maintenance of the Landfill and Transfer Station. This includes salaries, equipment and other costs. 

This is a State law requirement, to which the County strictly adheres. The Landfill Enterprise Fund has been in existence since the mid-1990s and is overseen by the Douglas County Board of Commissioners.

Since costs increase over time, periodically the Board of Commissioners is required to raise tipping fees/disposal rates to ensure that the Landfill Enterprise Fund can cover all of the costs of the operation and maintenance. 

The Board of Commissioners voted September 5th for a rate increase to become effective October 1st. This is the first rate increase since 2005.

The Cedar Mountain Landfill and Camp Road Transfer Station are open Monday – Saturday:

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and are closed on Sundays and County holidays.  
The new rates effective October 1st are as follows:

● Residential Household Trash Drop-off with Recycling:

 $5.00 per load ( if less than 300 pounds)

 Prorated at $0.03 per pound (if over 300 pounds)

● Residential Household Trash Drop-off without Recycling:

 $7.00 per load (if less than 300 pounds)

​ Prorated at $0.03 per pound (if over 300 pounds)

● Residential Household Trash Over 300 Pounds: $60.00 per ton

● Commercial Refuse: $60.00 per ton

● Construction & Demolition Material: $60.00 per ton

● Vegetative Waste: $60.00 per ton

● Freon Units: $16.00 each

● Mattresses & Box Springs:  

 $5.00 each (if 2 or less)        

 $2.50 each (if 3 or more)

● Recycle Material Only: No Charge

● Non-Resident Trash Disposal with or without Recycling:

$18.00 per load (if less than 300 pounds)

​Prorated at $0.03 per pound (if over 300 pounds)

● Tires 17” or Smaller: $5.00 each

● Tires 18” or Larger: $15.00 each

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Krystal is a graduate of the University of West Georgia with a bachelor's degree in Mass Communications and a minor in Psychology. She enjoys weightlifting, loves journalism and social media, UWG football, The Walking Dead, hanging out in bookstores, photography, cooking, doing yoga, and watching Falcons football.