Ohio EPA increases landfill fees in new budget
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) solid
waste disposal fees increased by $1.25 per ton effective
August 1, 2009, bringing the total per-ton state solid
waste disposal fee to $4.75.
This is a state mandated fee and constitutes a pass through
fee that will be collected by waste haulers from their
customers and forwarded to the Ohio EPA.
The $1.25 per ton increase from the Ohio EPA is part
of the new state budget passed by the Ohio General Assembly
and signed into law by Governor Ted Strickland. Of the
$1.25 increase, $1.00 will be directed to the Ohio EPA
Environmental Protection Fund, and $.25 will go toward
the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Soil and Water
Conservation District fund.
In larger cities such as Columbus, the increase could
lead to additional tipping expenditures of up to $300,000