Disposal Fee

The Solid Waste Disposal Fee—referred to as a “tipping fee”—is charged to municipal and private haulers for each ton of solid waste delivered to the Middlesex County Landfill. The Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Authority’s Board of Commissioners have restricted the use of the Middlesex County Landfill to solid waste produced within the county in order to extend the Landfill’s life span and prevent excess truck traffic through the county’s transportation network.

Since 1997, the Authority has maintained a “Contract Rate” for participating private haulers and municipalities committed to a guaranteed tonnage amount. Those customers that prefer not to commit to a specific amount of waste are charged the current year’s gate rate for ID10 waste.

Through the Authority’s sound financial planning and project initiatives, the MCUA is able to consistently offer among the most competitive tipping fees in the state.