continued There is a problem at the station, Scozzafava noted. Moriah charges to dispose of trash by the bag, because it doesn’t have scales. It pays to dispose of trash by weight — $55.20 a ton.
“The fault with our system is that we charge by volume and pay to get rid of it by weight,” Scozzafava said. “We need scales.”
Scozzafava believes Essex County, which owns all the other equipment at the trash station, should buy the scales for Moriah.
“Whose responsibility is it to put scales at the transfer station?” he asked. “It should be the county.”
Moriah generates an average of 130 tons of trash a month. That’s second most, behind North Elba, in Essex County.
Construction and demolition debris is also accepted at the Moriah trash station. The price for that disposal is based on the amount of debris.
“We don’t try to make a profit on C & D,” Scozzafava said. “We do it for the convenience of our residents and contractors.”