We have a compost site in town and it has become less and less convenient to use over the years. It used to be open all the time but people abused it and dumped rock and tv's and all kinds of non-yard junk there so they put hour restrictions on with an old retired dude to watch what is dumped. Its open at some time every day except Friday but the hours are not very friendly to me. The city also picks up debris from curbside which uses crews with a vacuum truck. I always thought that the contractors are sort of helping the city out by reducing the amount of work the big rigs have to do by bringing debris to the site. Yesterday I get a half sheet of paper stating that as of May 15, 2005 all contractors have to purchase a sticker in order to dump. The sticker cost 100 bucks for the first vehicle and 25 for every other vehicle. Homeowners are still allowed to dump for free. Now I am not against paying a fee to dump but it seems like we are being targeted for some unknown reason. As a matter of fact I would pay 200 a year if I could have a key to the gate and be able to dump when I need to. I know the hundred bucks ain't beans compared to the total operation but you have to know what kind of B.S. goes on in some of these meetings sometimes. This ordinance was just passed without anyone knowing it was coming and no comment time was allowed unless you had been at the meeting. I have an alternate place to dump that I secured with a gentleman this year so I really don't have to use the dump anymore but I will probably end up buying a sticker next season just in case. What do you folks pay for dump fees, is it a per load or a yearly pass or something else? Everyone got their hand in my pocket recently, the nice thing is that my rates have gone up significantly and no one is complaining.