Funding Structure

The District collects fees on every ton of waste deposited at in-District landfills. The District receives $1/ton for in-County waste, $2/ton for out-of-County waste, and $1/ton for out-of-State waste. These amounts are set by State law. In order to fund its programs, the District has, since its inception, imposed the lowest fees allowable under State law. The average household pays approximately $1.00 to fund District programs each year.