Government Assessments

While government-owned property is generally exempt from paying property taxes, it is not exempt from paying the SWA's user fees. Like residential properties, government properties are assessed for 100% of disposal costs. However, rather than determining categories based on the generation study, the non-residential governmental assessment is calculated like commercial property by multiplying the actual container size times the frequency of collection, times 134 pounds per cubic yard, times the actual disposal rate as determined in the budget process. Government-owned residential property (i.e. public housing) is assessed in the same manner as privately owned residential property.

Haulers receive credits for waste generated by all governmental property.