In August 2010, the County adopted Ordinance 902, which bans the landfill
disposal of commercially generated loads exceeding 10% corrugated cardboard, 10%
ferrous and non-ferrous metal, or 10% green waste by volume. Businesses and
garbage haulers that deliver loads to the landfill that exceed the 10% limit by
volume for the specified items will be subject to load rejection and potential
penalties from the County.
All businesses that generate corrugated cardboard, ferrous and non-ferrous
metal, or green waste need to develop recycling programs to separate these
materials from their trash. If businesses have private garbage service, they
should contact their hauler for information on separation and hauling of these
materials. While the County is enforcing the Ordinance at the landfill and
penalizing garbage haulers directly, haulers will be passing fines for
non-compliance on to their customers that are in violation.