Instead of charging for bulky items, why not raise the permit fee?

The permit fee could be raised but that is not an equitable approach for all users of the Transfer Station. 

A bulky item is something that you as an individual do not necessarily dispose of that frequently, such as a couch or washing machine; however, on a whole of all permit holders, bulky items add up. Rather than passing the cost to all permit holders, especially when there are items that can be reused or donated, the cost is brought down to the individual.

Remember, if it fits in a tall kitchen bag, it is not necessarily subject to the bulky fee and many bulky items can be reused or donated.

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1. Why are we being charged for bulky waste?
2. Instead of charging for bulky items, why not raise the permit fee?
3. I paid for my Transfer Station permit for the year expecting it would cover everything I want to drop off at the Transfer Station. Why isn’t bulky waste included in the fee I paid?
4. Why isn’t this being implemented on the new permit cycle?
5. How were the fees determined?
6. What qualifies as a bulky item?
7. Is this related to Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT)?
8. How will the Swap Shed function? Will items left there be charged?
9. Will I be charged for items that can be recycled, such as wood or metal?
10. What about plastic? Isn’t it recyclable?
11. How does the Transfer Station intend to manage this new program?
12. How does the payment work?
13. What is the difference between a rug and a carpet?
14. Can residents with private haulers dispose of bulky waste at the Transfer Station?