The primary purpose of “refreshing” those agreements is getting all of those communities to commit to bringing their waste to the county’s transfer station, Turnbull said. That allows the county to get the most economical price for hauling and disposal of trash.
Because the county pools all its communities together, it is able to contract with Rumpke to haul and dispose trash.
The waste transfer station sees roughly half a million tons of trash per year.
Solid waste tonnage has been increasing every year for the past couple of years. That could be because people generate more trash when the economy is good, Turnbull said.
Montgomery County also has seen what Turnbull called the “Amazon effect.” More people are online shopping, leading to more cardboard and packaging materials. Turnbull encouraged residents to recycle their cardboard waste.