AGR performs multi-year financial analysis of solid waste reduction and management systems, designs fee structures to cover long-term operating and capital costs, and provides independent reviews for financing and capital improvement programs.
AGR calculated the revenue required to provide each solid waste service and facility operated by the City and by the County and then calculated fees needed from each customer to fully cover this revenue. AGR is now working with decision makers to consider other funding approaches and calculating the fees required for each customer type to generate sufficient revenue under each approach.
AGR performed a long-term financial forecast for a recycling and transfer station in this coastal county. We prepared ten-year capital and operating costs for four options: continuing to pay the private landfill for disposal; developing and operating one recycling/transfer station; developing and operating two recycling/transfer stations; and developing and operating two transfer stations plus a separate facility housing a Center for Hard to Recycle Materials, an environmental education/training center, and a compost/biomass facility.
AGR projected annual operating expenses and capital needs, working with City staff to allocate each line item to a cost center. AGR guided City decision makers through a process to identify which customer types will pay for solid waste and recycling services and facilities provided by the City, and calculated rates for each of these customers for the next ten years.