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File #: 4-2022    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Afternoon Consent Hearing Status: Passed
File created: 1/3/2022 In control: CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NAPA
On agenda: 2/15/2022 Final action: 2/15/2022
Title: Recyclable Materials Gate Fees for Materials Diversion Facility
Attachments: 1. ATCH 1 - Resolution, 2. EX A - MDF Recyclable Materials Gate Fees Effective 3/1/2022, 3. ATCH 2 - 2022 MDF Recyclable Materials Gate Fee Analysis
To: Honorable Mayor and Members of City Council

From: Phil Brun, Utilities Director

Prepared By: Kevin Miller, Materials Diversion Administrator

Recyclable Materials Gate Fees for Materials Diversion Facility


Adopt a resolution establishing recyclable materials gate fees at the City's Materials Diversion Facility, to become effective March 1, 2022.

The Materials Diversion Facility (MDF), which is located south of the City, receives and processes all residential and commercial source separated recyclables and compostable materials generated within the City and collected by the City's hauler, Napa Recycling & Waste Services (NRWS). The MDF also receives and processes materials delivered by haulers servicing surrounding jurisdictions (such as the County of Napa, Sonoma and American Canyon) and by private (self-haul) customers. Customers are charged a processing fee for use of the facility, which is usually based on the type and quantity of the material delivered.
As owner of the MDF, the City is responsible for determining what materials are accepted at the MDF and for setting the fees that are charged to customers that deliver materials to the MDF for recycling. The fees that are collected belong to the City and are used to cover facility related costs as well as costs of processing the materials. Rates charged to third party and contractual users of the MDF are usually referred to as a "gate fee." The rates need to be competitive with other facilities in order to promote usage of the MDF, and must be established to cover the costs of processing the materials as well as fixed City costs related to purchase and maintenance of MDF, including recent major capital and system improvements to the MDF.
For mixed recyclable materials, commonly known as "single-stream" recyclables, the City established a gate fee in 2020 because the global markets for materials had declined substant...

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