BIC sets the maximum rates that private carters can charge for waste removal services. A customer cannot be charged above the maximum rate, but the customer and carter can negotiate a rate below the maximum rate. The maximum rates apply to putrescible or regular waste and recyclables. BIC does not set the maximum rates for the removal of medical waste or construction and demolition debris.
The maximum rates that carters are permitted to charge are based either by volume or by weight:
- $15.89 per cubic yard of loose refuse (volume), or
- $10.42 per 100 pounds of refuse (weight)
While the customer and carter can negotiate whether the customer
will be charged by volume or by weight, the customer has the right to choose by
which method to be charged.