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Ticonderoga raising trash fees

Board wants transfer station self sufficient

The price of trash disposal in Ticonderoga is going up. The town board has approved a rate increase from the present 10 cents a pound to 15 cents a pound. The increase will be effective as soon as new trash tickets are received from a printer.

The price of trash disposal in Ticonderoga is going up. The town board has approved a rate increase from the present 10 cents a pound to 15 cents a pound. The increase will be effective as soon as new trash tickets are received from a printer.

— The price of trash disposal in Ticonderoga is going up.

The town board has approved a rate increase from the present 10 cents a pound to 15 cents a pound. The increase will be effective as soon as new trash tickets are received from a printer.

All previously-sold trash tickets will be honored at the town trash transfer station on the Vineyard Road.

New trash tickets will be sold in $6, $15 and $30 increments.

It’s the first increase in the price of garbage disposal since the town opened its transfer station more than 20 years ago, Tonya Thompson, town clerk, pointed out.

“We’ve been losing money up there (the transfer station),” Thompson said. “The town board was looking for ways to break even with the trash and they realized we’ve never had a price increase.”

Thompson pointed out the town isn’t looking to make money at the trash station, simply cover expenses.

Supervisor Deb Malaney agreed.

“We don’t like raising any costs for residents, but with the new tax cap (state-mandated 2 percent limit on tax increases) we have to make sure things pay for themselves,” she said. “There’s never been an increase in our trash fees. It had to happen.

“It’s still a good deal,” she added. “It’s very economical and the staff at the station are very friendly and helpful.”

Ticonderoga trash tickets are available at the town clerk’s office by cash or check. They are also available at the transfer site by check only.

The Ticonderoga trash transfer station is open Tuesday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Besides trash it also accepts shingles and construction and demolition debris at $25 for half a yard of material. Payment can be made at the transfer station by check.

The trash station also accepts brush on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The cost is $5 for a pick up truck fro Ti residents and $10 a pick up truck for non-residents. Commercial haulers are charged $20 for 5 yards.

Brush must be cut to handle — at least 2 feet long and no moe than 6 inches in diameter.

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