WEST ORANGE, NJ - West Orange Mayor Robert D. Parisi announced today that the Township expects a reduction in tipping fee costs for solid waste disposal with a projected savings of nearly $126,000 for 2015.

The reduction in costs is a result of a new contract between the Essex County Utilities Authority (ECUA), which is responsible for developing and managing the County’s solid waste disposal system, and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which manages the Essex County Resource Recovery Facility.

The seven-year contract reduces the tipping fee by $6.95 to $82.99 per ton, beginning in 2015. Essex County’s 22 municipalities are expected to save a total of $56 million. West Orange ranks fourth on the list of municipalities to save the largest amount of money, behind Newark, East Orange and Irvington.

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‘Tipping fees’ are for the disposal of solid waste that originates in the community consisting of household waste from private residences and commercial waste.

“West Orange is saving a significant amount of money from this reduction in tipping fees,” Parisi said. “Anything that helps our taxpayers save money or helps us provide better services to the community is a great thing for our town. It’s a real win when all of the municipalities in Essex County are able to benefit from this agreement.”