I contract with a household solid waste collection service. Can my annual solid waste fee be waived?

The County pays the disposal fee for almost all of the household solid waste serviced by private collection services.  Therefore, the annual solid waste fee may only be waived if you have a dumpster that is serviced by a front-load truck, and you are billed the disposal cost of the waste.  Residents should contact the Beaufort County Tax Assessor’s Office in person at 220 North Market Street, Washington, NC 27889 or by phone at (252) 946-7981 to request the fee waiver.  Tax Assessor personnel will conduct a visual inspection of the property to determine eligibility.  

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1. Why is this new ordinance necessary?
2. What is changing?
3. I live within the limits of a city or town. Does this affect me?
4. How is the annual solid waste fee assessed on multi-family dwellings?
5. I contract with a household solid waste collection service. Can my annual solid waste fee be waived?
6. Can I burn my household garbage?
7. How does my business become a Licensed Household Solid Waste Collector?
8. My Household Solid Waste Collector does not pick my trash up at least once per week. What do I do?
9. Can my business, church, etc. use the collection sites?
10. I collect garbage from others for a fee. Can I use the collection sites?
11. Where can I find information regarding the locations and operating hours of County solid waste facilities?
12. Am I allowed to leave a usable item at a collection site for someone else to take?
13. Are all acceptable items collected at all collection sites?
14. What are “effective means” for securing a load of waste?
15. Can I be held responsible for infractions caused by another person driving my vehicle?
16. How can those who litter or dump illegally be identified?
17. Can I recycle?
18. Where can I take old tires?
19. Can I salvage usable tires from the scrap tire facility?
20. Do I have to pay for yard waste disposal at the Beaufort County Landfill?
21. How will the provisions of this ordinance be enforced?
22. How do I report littering or illegal dumping?
23. What penalties are there for violating the Ordinance?
24. How do I get further information or clarification about the new Solid Waste Ordinance?