The average household pays about $90 per year for OCRRA’s services, including waste disposal and recycling, free blue bins, special events/collection programs, public education, composting operations, trash and recycling drop-off site operations, and Waste-to-Energy Facility oversight.
OCRRA does not perform garbage collection. This is done by your municipality or a private hauler. Given this, the amount you actually pay for “garbage” collection is likely much more than $90/year. This additional cost is not directed to OCRRA. Nor do tax dollars support OCRRA's services and programs.
OCRRA’s ability to consolidate services and establish large-volume contracts benefits your household; the cost of OCRRA’s annual services is roughly equivalent to the cost of an average monthly cell phone or television bill.