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New Alameda County Waste Management Fee on the Horizon

At a public hearing on March 26th, the Alameda County Waste Management Authority will consider adopting a fee of $9.55 per year per residential unit, to raise roughly $5 million annually for household hazardous waste collection services.

It's almost assured that the fee will be implemented, as a majority of the property owners of more than 530,000 single-family and multi-family homes in Alameda County would have to submit a written protest letter against the fee to stop it.

The Authority, through StopWaste.org, plans to apply the fee for ten years, beginning July 1st, 2014 and ending June 30, 2024.

Members of the public may address the board on the proposed fee tomorrow, February 26th, at an Authority board meeting beginning at 3:00 p.m. at 1537 Webster Street, Oakland.

The next opportunity to address the board in person is March 26th, at 3:00 p.m., at the authority's board meeting that month; that's the same meeting that the resolution is expected to pass.

More information, including information on how to protest the fee, is available on the Alameda County Waste Management Authority's website.