The 109 Board attorney Henry Lawson has formally written a letter to Waste Connections Inc., involving the bypass fee problems between the two. Over the past several months, the board has not received payment or an adequate report from Waste Connections.
All garbage from Waste Connections goes through the Bell County Solid Waste Transfer Stations. Individuals do have an option to bypass the transfer station, but are required to pay a fee.
According to the letter, the contract between the board and Waste Connections requires several documents for all garbage to bypass the transfer station. The information includes the date the truck bypassed the station, location where the garbage was collected, destination where the garbage was taken and a copy of the weigh ticket documenting the weight of the garbage not delivered to the transfer station.
The information is supposed to be provided by the 10th day of each month following the month in which the bypass occurred, according to Lawson. Since April 2009, the board has only received documentation four times and payment six times. More than one payment was paid on occasion.
According to the letter, it is believed Waste Connections owes the board a “considerable amount of money” unless they can provide documentation that states otherwise. The letter also states the board will begin withholding payments due to Waste Connections until the company complies with its contractual obligations.
The board plans to defer further action for 30 days because they do not want to take action unless it is absolutely necessary, according to Lawson.