Tompkins County
New York


Establishing Unit Charge for 2020 Solid Waste Annual Fee - Department of Recycling and Materials Management


Department:Recycling and Materials Management DepartmentSponsors:
Category:Solid Waste and Recycling Center

Resolution/Document Body

              WHEREAS, the unit charge for the 2020 Solid Waste Annual Fee has been recommended by the Facilities and Infrastructure Committee, now therefore be it


              RESOLVED, on recommendation of the Facilities and Infrastructure Committee, That the Unit Charge for the 2020 Solid Waste Annual Fee be established at $60.00 per billing unit, which is a two dollar increase over the 2019 Solid Waste Annual Fee.




                                                                                    PROPERTY CLASS                                          ‘USED AS’ CODE



Single family residences                                          210,240,241,242,250,280

Mobile Homes                                                                      270,271,416

Churches                                                                                                                                            Z32


Unit Charge:              One billing unit per Church or living unit




Two-family residences                                          All 220’s

and other residences with two

living units


Unit Charges:              Two billing units, except if verified as owner occupied and used as a single unit,               the charge is one billing unit.




Multi-unit residences

              3 or more units                                          230’s

              Apartments                                                                                                                              A01 - A07

              Rooming houses:                                          418

                                          2.5 beds = 1 billing unit

Unit Charges:              One billing unit per living unit




Colleges & Schools:              All tax exempt parcels owned by the colleges


Unit Charges:                            BOCES                                                                                                                                 $36,559

                                          Cornell University                                                                                                  $159,536

                            Ithaca College                                                                                                                   $38,772

                                          Tompkins Cortland Community College                                                             $6,967

                                                                      Total Colleges:                                                                        $241,834



Recreation and Warehouse (except row storage)                                                                      All K’s, Z01-Z11,

                                                                                                                                                          Z19-Z26, F01-

     Unit Charges: $0.0222/sq.ft.                                                                                                  F04, F06, F07,F08

                                                                                                                                                          F10, F11





Wholly Exempt Homes for the Aged                            633

Wholly Exempt Other HealthCare Facilities              642


     Unit Charges: $0.0222/sq.ft.





All other              All property classes and ‘used as’ codes not listed elsewhere in a specific category


      Unit Charges: $0.0445/sq.ft.





Seasonal Residences                                                        260

              Property must be classified as a seasonal residence by the Tompkins County Assessment Dept.


Unit Charge:              One-half (1/2) billing units per living unit.





No fee assessed:

              Row storage                                                                                                                              F05

              Small Churches (under 20 weekly attendance)

              Non-contributive area                                                                                                  Z98

              Local government - all tax exempt parcels owned by the city, towns,

                            villages, and county within Tompkins County.









Meeting History

Oct 17, 2019 1:00 PM  Facilities and Infrastructure Committee Regular Meeting

Ms. Eckstrom briefly explained that this annual resolution establishes the unit charge for the 2020 Solid Waste Annual Fee.

MOVER:Anne Koreman, Vice Chair
SECONDER:Michael Lane, Member
AYES:David McKenna, Anne Koreman, Glenn Morey, Michael Lane, Daniel Klein
Nov 7, 2019 5:30 PM Media Tompkins County Legislature Regular Meeting

In response to a question raised, Ms. Eckstrom said they will be looking into renegotiating the contracts for the colleges.

MOVER:David McKenna, Member
SECONDER:Glenn Morey, Member
AYES:Shawna Black, Amanda Champion, Deborah Dawson, Henry Granison, Rich John, Anna Kelles, Daniel Klein, Anne Koreman, Michael Lane, Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, David McKenna, Glenn Morey, Martha Robertson, Michael Sigler