A spokesperson said, "At the Marsh Folly Composting Facility, the cost for tipping unprocessed horticultural waste will be $80 per tonne, and $20 per tonne for processed [chipped] horticultural waste.

"At the Airport Waste Management Facility disposal of inert material [such as construction waste], 'white goods' [such as washers, dryers, refrigerators, freezers, and other large appliances] and metals will cost $30 per tonne.

"It should be noted that small appliances [eWaste] and household air-conditioners are recyclable and can be taken to the Material Recovery Facility [MRF] for recycling free of charge Monday through Friday from 7.45am until 3.45pm.

Marsh FollyThe Marsh Folly Composting Facility"On May 1, Marsh Folly began issuing itemized invoices which include load-weights in tonnes. However, companies will continue to be billed at the fixed fee of $25 per load until July 1.

"The period between May 1 and July 1 should serve as a transition period for truckers, allowing them to calculate weight-to-load size in order to bill customers for their portion of a truck-load. Paying by weight, as opposed to paying by load, is a more fair and equitable billing system.

"Marsh Folly compost, or "Black Gold" as it is known locally, will continue to remain free of charge to householders and businesses alike. Black Gold is tested on a quarterly basis to ensure it meets the standards set by the Environmental Authority, a non-governmental body responsible for setting and monitoring environmental standards at all the Waste Management's facilities. Black Gold meets or exceeds the AAA standard set by the USDA for compost products.

"Please telephone 292-7454 for further information."

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