2023 Unincorporated Eastern Nevada County Solid Waste Rate Study
The Solid Waste Division of the County’s Public Works Department provides solid waste support services in eastern Nevada County by administering the refuse collection franchise and overseeing the Hirschdale Landfill post-closure activities. Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal (TTSD) is responsible for refuse collection, recycling, and disposal activities within eastern Nevada County. Residential customers are billed annually on the County tax rolls (solid waste parcel charge). The County is responsible for collecting the residential tax roll revenue and remitting the agreed-upon compensation to TTSD. A portion of the parcel charge is retained by the County to cover administrative costs.
The Eastern County solid waste parcel charge was established via Section G-IV 8.18 of Chapter IV, Article 8 of the General Code of the County of Nevada and was last amended on January 6, 2016, by Ordinance (No. 2403). The current annual parcel charge for solid waste services has not been adequate to fully fund solid waste activities within eastern Nevada County. Accordingly, the Division budget has been experiencing annual revenue shortfalls. In 2022, the Board of Supervisors awarded a contract to HF&H Consultants, LLC., to perform a Fee Study to determine necessary increases to the annual parcel charge, over the next five-year planning period.
Eastern Nevada County Solid Waste Rate Study Report
Proposed Solid Waste Eastern Parcel Charges
|Fiscal Year||Monthly Charge||Monthly Increase|
|FY22-23 (Current)||$ 25.98|
|FY23-24||$ 27.80||$ 1.82|
|FY24-25||$ 29.74||$ 1.95|
|FY25-26||$ 31.53||$ 1.79|
|FY26-27||$ 33.42||$ 1.89|
|FY27-28||$ 35.43||$ 2.01|
To increase rates for these services, the County must comply with article XIII D, section 6 of the California constitution, which was added by Proposition 218 in 1996. Article XIII D, section 6 requires that: (1) revenues derived from fees or charges for property-related services do not exceed the cost to provide service; (2) revenues derived from fees or charges are not used for any purpose other than that for which it was imposed; (3) the amount of a fee or charge imposed do not exceed the proportional cost of the service attributable to the parcel; (4) no fee or charge may be imposed for a service unless that service is actually used by, or immediately available to, the owner of the property; and, (5) no fee or charge may be imposed for general governmental services.