Rates & Rules

Effective July 1, 2015

Charge Account Customers: Set up a Charge Account with us to receive invoices and online payments.
Violation Fees: See Rules & Policies for Unsecured Loads and Commercial CRTs (Cathode Ray Tubes).

Rates for Garbage

Rates Price/Ton
Commercial Hauler Waste $47
Residential Hauler Waste $36

Trucks Weigh In & Weigh Out

Two scales allow trucks to weigh in and weigh out, rather than rely on stored tare weights.

Commercial Roll-Offs Accepted at MNTS

Metro Northwest Transfer Station accepts the same materials as Metro Central Transfer Station. In addition, the facility also accepts commercial roll-off waste. NOTE: Construction and Demolition waste is not accepted at this time.

Secured Loads

To reduce litter and prevent accidents and injury, state law and local ordinances require that all loads be secured to eliminate debris flying out of vehicles. Any vehicle arriving at a Metro Waste Authority facility with unsecured loads will be charged a violation fee in addition to the regular disposal and recycling rates.

Unsecured Vehicle Violation Fee
Over 25,000 lbs. $100
Under 25,000 lbs. $10

Securing the Load Properly

Customers may use a variety of ways to secure a load; the use of straps and tarps are most common. The staff may need to make a determination regarding whether a load is adequately secured to prevent debris from flying out.

Commercial Vehicles

  • Rear-load trucks do not require tarping of the hopper if the hauler has extended the blade to completely cover the waste and if no waste is transported in the hopper.
  • Front-load trucks do not require tarping of the receiving hopper if an alternate material (i.e., metal) is used to totally enclose the opening. An attached front-load bin does not require tarping if there is no waste in the bin.
  • Roll-off container loads must be secured. Most haulers have automated tarping devices. A tarp must be used for all open-top, roll-off containers. Enclosed roll-off compactor containers require a tarp or other material to be used on the opening.

General Rules & Policies

To ensure the safety of customers and employees, we ask visitors to observe the following rules and policies at our facilities. Failure to follow these rules can result in action, including a facility ban.

  • No cell phone use upon entering.
  • Observe posted speed limits.
  • No smoking.
  • Vehicles are subject to random inspection by staff.
  • Alcoholic beverages and illegal drugs are not permitted.
  • Stay within three feet of vehicle.
  • Staff is not authorized to assist with unloading.
  • Follow traffic director's instructions.
  • No standing, walking under raised hopper.
  • No riding on hoppers.
  • Place removable gates in front of vehicle while unloading.
  • Remove garbage from unenclosed areas before exiting unloading area.
  • Secure vehicle to prevent littering when exiting.
  • Secure all gates, doors before exiting.
  • Drivers are responsible for damages to gates and vehicles.
  • Turn boxes, clean out hoppers and remove/replace tarps in designated areas only.
  • Miscoding of materials by Commercial Haulers may result in a fine.
  • Those exhibiting unsafe behavior or acting in an unprofessional manner may be asked to leave the facility.
  • Metro Waste Authority assumes no liability for damage to vehicles resulting from towing or otherwise disabled vehicles.

Commercial CRTs (Cathode Ray Tubes)

By law, businesses cannot dispose of hazardous waste in landfills. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency determined that color Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs) are hazardous materials. As a result, Metro Waste Authority does not permit color CRTS from commercial loads to be deposited in the landfill or at this transfer station.

  • $35 Handling Fine - Commercial haulers and customers bringing CRTs in garbage loads will be charged a handling fine of $35 per incident, as well as a recycling fee.
  • Avoiding the Fine - If CRTs are discovered, customers can remove and take the items back.