County Environmental Charge

County Environmental Charge (CEC)


The Washington County Environmental Charge (CEC) is a 35 percent charge on garbage service. This type of fee has been collected since the mid-1980s. Revenue from the CEC is used for solid and hazardous waste services such as the Environmental Center and household hazardous waste collections, recycling grants to cities and townships, environmental education programs, and operation of the Recycling and Energy Center in Newport. More detailed information about the CEC can be found in the Solid Waste Ordinance Amendment #194.


Reducing Solid and Hazardous Waste


Information about the county’s activities to reduce solid and hazardous wastes which are supported by the CEC can be found in the Washington County Solid Waste Master Plan.