Residential Solid Waste Fee

Why Residents Are Charged a Solid Waste Fee

Residents are charged a Solid Waste Fee to cover the cost of landfilling and recycling residential waste. This fee is used exclusively for solid waste and recycling services and cannot be used for any other purpose. Other taxes paid to the city do not support any of Solid Waste services.

Who Is Charged a Solid Waste Fee

Residents of single family homes, townhouses, condominiums and mobile homes are charged a Solid Waste Fee, if they receive automated garbage collection services from the city or receive trash collection through a private contractor underwritten by the city.

How the Solid Waste Fee Is Billed

The Solid Waste Fee is included on your bimonthly water bill. Residents are charged the fee for each week of water service.

Solid Waste Fee Schedule

The Solid Waste Fee is based on the size and number of garbage containers assigned to each household. This fee is subject to change each July.

Solid Waste Fee Schedule for FY 2017

Effective July 1, 2016

Cart Size
Weekly Fee
Annual Fee
60 gallon
$5.64 
$293.28 
90 gallon
$7.05 
$366.60 

Solid Waste Fee Relief

A fee relief program, based on income and number of residents per household, is administered by Public Works / Solid Waste Division.

To receive an application for fee relief, call 757-933-2311 and an application will be mailed to you, or you may download an application (PDF).

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