South Side Landfill’s rates are based on volume.
PICK-UP TRUCK RATES
- CARS - $10.50
- SUVs - Same as Pick-Up Trucks. Actual cost determined by attendant.
- Open Top Solid Waste - $15.25 per Cubic Yard
- Compacted Solid Waste - $16.00 per Cubic Yard
- C&D, Shingles, Drywall - $15.25 per Cubic Yard
- Clean Fill - $7.00 per Cubic Yard
- White Goods with Freon - $75.00 Each
- White Goods without Freon - $36.75 Each
All prices are subject to a facility fuel surcharge that is based on the Department of Energy's published National Average for #2 Diesel (adjusted monthly).
Please use our interactive calculator application where you can input length, width, and height (all in feet) and the cubic yards (and charges) will be approximated.
FUEL SURCHARGE AND RATE QUESTIONS
Why am I being charged a Fuel Surcharge when I bring material to South Side Landfill in my own vehicle?
Good question. Over the last few years, most of us have gotten used to paying a fuel surcharge when we interact with the transportation industry. Fuel surcharges allow fuel-intensive industries to spread the risk posed by fluctuating fuel prices during periods of high market volatility. We pay it in our airline tickets, we pay it when we have furniture or appliances delivered, and we even pay it when we send an overnight letter. Well, the landfill is an incredibly fuel-intensive business and so we have implemented a fuel surcharge that is a percentage of the total bill. Our surcharge changes monthly and is based on the Average Price of No. 2 Diesel, as published by the Department of Energy. Over the time that fuel surcharges have been charged at South Side Landfill they have typically ranged from around 5% to around 10%. You can call our office at 317-247-6808 to get this month’s current surcharge.
I see rates for pickup trucks, what if I am using a van or an SUV?
At South Side Landfill our rates are based on volume, so our scale operators will base the charges for vans and SUVs on the rate for a similarly sized pickup truck. What that means is that if you have a minivan that is about 1/2 full, you would most likely be charged according to the mini-pickup rate; if it is full, you will likely be charged the mini-pickup rate ‘x’ feet above the bed. If you have a full-size van, then you should expect to be charged according to the full-size pickup rates, again depending on how full your vehicle is. Flat-bed, dump-bed, and box trucks are charged the cubic yard rates according to the dimensions of the load, as measured by South Side Landfill personnel. See our cubic yard estimator tool to find the approximate charge for your load.
I see different rates for various materials, what if my load is a mixture of materials?
Mixed materials at South Side Landfill are always managed and charged according to the most restrictive material in the mixture. Say for example you have some general debris from cleaning out your basement or garage and some chunks of concrete from a piece of sidewalk you removed and everything is all mixed together in a single pickup load. While the concrete would otherwise qualify as clean-fill (at a cheaper rate), since it is mixed with other waste you will be charged at the solid waste rate and the material will all be managed as solid waste.