A tipping fee (sometimes known as a gate fee) is a fee paid by anyone who disposes waste in a landfill that is based on the weight of waste per ton. This fee can be passed down to waste generator from landfill through fees or taxes. Tipping fees help to make sure that landfills can keep up with state and federal regulations and are able to continue to meet the demand during its lifetime. Composters also may apply tipping fees at their discretion.

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