New Waste Disposal Agreement

The Arlington County Board approved a new Waste Disposal and Service Agreement between Arlington and Alexandria and Covanta Alexandria/Arlington Inc.

The two jurisdictions jointly lease to Covanta, Inc. a solid waste disposal facility at 5301 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, that they built in 1985. Under the new agreement, the base disposal rate for residential and county facilities’ solid waste will be reduced from the current per-ton rate of $84.58 to $42 per ton.