Town Dumping Costs

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Town Dumping Costs

Postby Ann Goldman » Fri Jan 09, 2004 5:29 pm

Jeannine S. wrote:I read in today's paper that the town is paying $52 per ton to dump in Rochester. I don't care about any of this but I have seen numbers thrown around on this board for months and never saw $52 as one of them.


Here is some math based on the assumption that WM and BFI will not use the TS here. I know this is true of WM.

Rick had posted elsewhere the tonnage of trash from last year:

Houle - 3300 tons
Pinard - 1250 tons
Buckey - 975 tons
Atlantic - 455 tons
Less Mess - 410 tons
McGuinness - 290 tons
Total - 6680 tons

In another post I read that the self-haul tonnage was 4500.

The total tonnage to be hauled at an extra expense is 11180.
The fee per ton according to Jeannine is $52 so the total dumping cost is $581,360. The total revenue of 6680 at $110/ton is 734,000 giving us revenue of $153,440.

This $153,440 has to pay for the expenses that Norman outlined in a previous post.

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Postby RBarnes » Fri Jan 09, 2004 5:43 pm

Ann, keep in mind when you look at the $52, that is ONLY dumping... it costs us additional money to load and haul the trash AND we have building maintenance costs on top of it.

Norm posted that the TS will cost us about 2.2 million per year if we take in 18,000 tons total. Divide the total cost by the tonnage and we get a rate of about $122 per ton.

If the tonnage drops to 12,000 tons due to the haulers taking the trash directly out of town the TS total cost will drop to about 1.78 million. Divide the total cost by the tonnage and we are now paying on average $148 a ton.
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Postby Ann Goldman » Fri Jan 09, 2004 5:49 pm

I think that was my point Rick.
Our expenses will exceed our revenue.

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Postby uscitizen03054 » Fri Jan 09, 2004 5:53 pm

I think that was my point Rick.
Our expenses will exceed our revenue.

Annie


Hi Annie, isn't this the case with all town services?
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Postby Ann Goldman » Fri Jan 09, 2004 6:08 pm

uscitizen03054 wrote:
I think that was my point Rick.
Our expenses will exceed our revenue.

Annie


Hi Annie, isn't this the case with all town services?


Partially true US, yet this was the more expensive and less efficient option. You are a big proponent of privatization. Had we privatized our trash disposal I believe it would have been the cheaper and more efficient option.

I find it ironic that while everything else on the town and school budgets are under scrutiny to be as efficient as possible, this is an area that went the other direction and it does nothing to encourage using less disposables which are a detriminent to our planet.

Water and Sewage aren't paid for with taxes either. Would you like your tax rate to include that?
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