The fees have not been adjusted for many years, said Srikanth Yamala, director of public works and utilities for Hall County. The freon and tire fee has not been adjusted since 1996 and the tip and minimum fees have not been adjusted for 10 years or more, Yamala said.

The tip fee per ton will increase from $ 40 to $ 60; the minimum fee is increased from $ 12.50 to $ 20; a new tire scale is introduced that increases more dramatically with larger tire sizes than the current scale; and the county will charge a $ 10 fee for disposing of the mattress. The fees for latex, oil and paint do not change.

Commissioners Jeff Stowe and Billy Powell asked at the July 6 working session if the landfill would still accommodate boats that are large and take a long time to break down. Yamala said they don’t have a plan for boats yet, so they are currently still accepting them at no additional cost. Staff will do a study on the subject that could take 8-10 months, he said.

“I would like to see something … on the boats because I know this is an ordeal for all of you and they will not be removed,” Powell said. “A fiberglass boat will be a crushed fiberglass boat and will forever occupy the same vertical space in the landfill. So in my opinion there should be a certain fee associated with it. “

Yamala said he and his staff would come back to the board with some recommendations on how to minimize delays and bottlenecks at the landfill. It will take 6-8 months to see if the increased fees help discourage people from using the landfill, he said.

Residents can visit Hall County’s landfill Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.