PLAINFIELD, NJ – A public meeting has been announced by the Plainfield Municipal Utility Authority for Thursday, Nov. 14 at PMUA headquarters, 127 Roosevelt Ave., to discuss and take action on an increase in the Bulk Waste and Construction Waste Disposal Fee.

In a conversation with TAPinto Plainfield, Director Eric Jackson indicated that the increase in fees is a result of recent changes in China’s waste policies, and many other municipalities are experiencing similar expenses. He further stated that there will be no impact to Plainfield residents, but will impact those outside of the Queen City who utilize the transfer station and are typically assessed a “gate rate.” Residents are allowed two bulk pick-ups per year, and are assessed a fee for additional ones.

Stabilizing rates and increasing the quality of services continues to be PMUA’s goal, according to Jackson, and the public meeting will allow residents an opportunity to learn more and ask questions.

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The public notice states:

PLAINFIELD MUNICIPAL UTILITIES AUTHORITY NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority (the "Authority") has scheduled a public hearing for Tuesday, November 14, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Authority's offices located at 127 Roosevelt Avenue, Plainfield, New Jersey. The Authority's regularly scheduled monthly Board of Commissioners meeting will follow the public hearing. The purpose of the public hearing is to review and take formal action regarding the following proposed adjustment to the current bulky waste and construction and demolition waste disposal fee at the Authority's Transfer Station/Materials Recovery Facility as set forth in the Authority's Solid Waste and Recycling Rules and Regulations: Proposed Bulky Waste and Construction and Demolition Waste Disposal Fee Revision Current Fee Proposed Fee Bulky Waste/Construction and Demolition $110.00/ton $120.00/ton Waste Disposal Fee The proposed revision in the bulky waste and construction and demolition waste disposal fee may be effective as early as November 15, 2019. All other fees, rates, charges provisions remain unchanged. The increase in the per ton fee for the disposal of bulky waste/construction and demolition waste delivered directly to the Authority's Transfer Station/Materials Recovery Facility will not affect the solid waste charges paid by citizens of Plainfield who utilize the solid waste collection services of the Authority. The Authority will provide evidence at the public hearing demonstrating that the proposed adjustment of the current bulky waste and construction and demolition solid waste disposal fee is reasonable and necessary, and shall provide the opportunity for cross-examination of persons offering such evidence. A transcript of the public hearing shall be made, and a copy thereof shall be available upon request to any interested party upon payment of a reasonable fee. The public hearing is open to all members of the public. ERIC JACKSON, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR PLAINFIELD MUNICIPAL UTILITIES AUTHORITY Dated: October 25, 2019 ($47.73)

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