If you wish to claim an exemption from payment for either of the following reasons, please follow the procedures as detailed on this page.
Exemptions must be claimed yearly. There will be no exceptions to this policy.
Alternate Vendor Exemption
The Landfill Capping portion of $24.00 per unit is due, if you opted to be exempt from trash billing services when applying for your fiscal year 2024 Dumpster Permit through the Board of Health. If you have an Alternate Vendor and your are being billed for the whole amount of $229.04 per unit, please contact the Board of Health at 100 Peck Street, Seekonk, MA 02771 or 508-336-2950, by October 19, 2023 at 4:30 pm.
Note: All personal property, real estate and motor vehicle excise taxes and fees must be current to qualify for this exemption.
Financial Hardship Exemption
You may not have to pay a portion of this invoice if you qualify for a hardship or elderly exemption due to income limitations as filed through the Board of Assessors Office under Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 59, Section 5, Clause 18 or Clause 41C. The exemption must be for the same fiscal year as the annual trash bill. If your request for exemption is granted (on your 2024 real estate bill), you will automatically qualify for the disposal hardship exemption (on your 2024 disposal bill). Payment of 50% of the bill is required upon the due date. Questions regarding the hardship or elderly exemption should be directed to the Assessor's Office at 508-336-2980.
The Board of Selectmen established the fiscal year 2024 annual trash fee as $229.04 per unit. It is composed of $205.04 for trash services and $24.00 for the capping of the Newman Avenue Landfill. There are no exceptions for vacant units. Regardless of the Exemption that you may apply for, all residents are required to pay the landfill capping portion of the bill.