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R.I. Boosts Waste Reduction Efforts After Landfill Raises Tipping Fees

The fee increase was implemented primarily to address a shortfall in funding, but it could help extend the life of the local landfill by boosting recycling rates.

On July 1, Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (RIRRC), the operator of the state's Central Landfill, will raise its tipping fees for the first time since 1992. The fee will be raised from $32 a ton to $39.50 a ton in July and will increase again to $47 a ton in July 2018.

The fee increase was implemented primarily to address a shortfall in funding, but it could help extend the life of the local landfill by boosting recycling rates.

ecoRI News has more details:

It's been considered a political third rail for years, but on July 1, Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation, the operator of the state's Central Landfill, will be raising tipping fees for the first time since 1992.

The tipping fee, or the cost to dispose of trash at the landfill, was locked in at $32 a ton and, according to the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (RIRRC), was no longer sufficient to cover the cost of managing the landfill.

The fee will be raised to $39.50 a ton in July and will increase again to $47 a ton in July 2018.

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