PRINCETON â€” Gibson County Solid Waste Management District trustees adopted a resolution Monday that clarifies fees for disposal of electronic devices and tires, effective July 1.
The resolution sets fees for all TVs and computer monitors, starting at $5 for 20-inch diagonal screens, $10 for screens larger than 20 inches but smaller than 32 inches; and $20 for screens 32 inches and larger.
Tire disposal fees range from $1 per inner-tube to $50 per oversized off-road tire.
Controller Tricia Doyle reported the health insurance premiums for the districtâ€™s employees increased by $5 per employee per week beginning June 1. The premium was scheduled to increase in January but was not billed, and the district wonâ€™t be charged the additional cost for the previous six months.
Director Lee Binhack reported solid waste tonnage is at a record pace, an average 670 tons hauled the past two months.
Binhack reported that he wants to reconfigure the traffic at the compost yard, designating an entrance and exit and building a new office at the entrance. He said he would also like to add a compactor and a tipple box to accept a limited amount of residential household construction waste. The existing office building at the compost yard could be moved to the Patoka compactor station, which needs a new structure.
He said the work could be done in phases.
The board agreed to get quotes on a solar energy project for discussion next month. Members discussed the concept last year, but tabled the project and budgeted the money for the project this year.
The proposal would involve 50 or 60 solar panels sized six feet by three feet on the roof of the Gibson County Recycle Center.
The board authorized spending up to $40,000 to purchase an oil dike for the recycle center.
Solid waste board president Steve Bottoms reported about $1.5 million in remediation work is under way on soil at the 37-acre former R.J. Refinery property.