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Higher gate fees approved for waste disposal

Madison County Supervisors approved higher tipping fees for commercial haulers and residents in 2011.

New tipping fees outlined for commercial haulers during the Sept. 14 board of supervisors meeting are as follows: the contracted rate is $62.50 per ton; $73.50 per ton with no contract and the day use rate is $83.50 per ton. The minimum scale charge is $15 and the vehicle weighing charge is $6.

The 2011 fee for solid waste punch cards will also increase. Citizens disposing of their own trash and recyclables at one of the county's four transfer stations will see a five cents per punch increase. Each punch card allows disposal of five 33-gallon bags of trash.

For more information, call the recycling hotline at 1-800-721-2208.

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