County Raises Dump Permit Cost 400% All Changes Effective 9/1/2022

By Gloria Roemer

   It has been said that county business can be trashy business, but Chambers County Commissioners Court voted unanimously to increase the cost of county residents’ getting rid of the county residents’ by 400% at its regular meeting on June 14, 2022. For years, the cost for a two year permit for residents of the County to bring their trash and debris to a local collection station has been $10.00. Starting September 1, 2022, the cost of a two year permit for County residents will cost $50.00. Needless to say, with inflation at a 40 year high and fuel costs at an all time high, increasing the cost of anything is not a good idea.

The Court blames nonresidents and commercial haulers for illegally using real residents’ permits to dispose of solid waste in the county’s disposal facilities.

The Ordinance states that to obtain a solid waste permit you must be a Chambers County resident. A valid Texas Driver’s License, a valid Texas Personal Identification Card, a valid US passport, and/or a valid US Military Identification Card  must show a Chambers County physical residence. A permit is required for each individual vehicle, and each permit will be registered to a specific vehicle’s VIN number. Only two permits per household will be allowed. Senior citizens 65 years or older, veterans and active members of the military shall be issued one permit at no cost.

The Ordinance states that no commercial hauler or contractors will be allowed to enter the Collection Stations.These haulers are allowed to dispose of waste at the Landfill only. Offenders will be assessed a tipping fee of $.025 per pound for any waste whether generated from Chambers County or not.

Regarding trailer policies, one trailer load per permit holder per day, with debris generated from their residence will be allowed at all Collection Stations to dispose of waste. On Thursdays only, a resident will be allowed into the collection station with an 18’ trailer or less. All other days of the week an 18’ trailer or less will be allowed with the provision that only 10’ of the trailer can be loaded with debris. Residents are encouraged to use the landfill if possible to alleviate congestion at the collection stations.

All dump trailers will be assessed the current tipping fee for disposing of debris at the Chambers County landfill. The Chambers County Landfill located at 7505 Hwy 65, Anahuac, Tx will accept trailers regardless of size Monday through Saturday from 8 am until 3:30pm.

All shingles shall be disposed of at the Chambers County Landfill , 7505 Hwy 65, Anahuac, Tx, and are prohibited from acceptance at Collection Stations.

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