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Committed to ensuring a clean & safe environment.

We consider environmental stewardship of
utmost importance and believe that our
true business is making the world a
cleaner, more beautiful place to
live, work and play.

Environmental & Fuel Charge

Advanced Disposal is deeply committed to ensuring a clean and safe environment for our employees, our customers, and our communities. We consider environmental stewardship of utmost importance and believe that our true business is making the world a cleaner, more beautiful place to live, work and play.

Advanced Disposal is committed to controlling costs and expenses so we can continue to provide you with the best overall value in environmental services. Unfortunately, we cannot fully control fuel and environmental costs. Our fees are not represented to be a direct offset or pass through of Advanced Disposal’s actual costs to service any individual account, but rather, are intended to address Advanced Disposal overall costs.

The fuel and environmental fees are two separate line items on customer invoices.

FUEL CHARGE

Unless otherwise provided in your contract, our fuel fee calculation is generally based upon the national weekly average price of diesel fuel as reported by the Energy Information Administration of the U.S. Department of Energy ("EIA/DOE") in its Weekly Retail On-Highway Diesel Prices Index. This index is objective, publicly available, and widely recognized in the trucking and transportation industries. Basing our fuel fee upon this index ensures you, our valued customer, will pay a fuel fee that is currently adjusted and easy to calculate.
Unless otherwise provided in your contract, the fuel fee is based on the weekly average diesel prices of the month immediately prior to your invoice date. The Fuel Fee Table cross-references the average diesel price with a corresponding fuel fee percentage. Your fuel fee is calculated by multiplying the appropriate percentage to your total invoice charges, not including other fees and taxes.
The amount of the fuel fee is not represented to be a direct offset or pass through of Advanced Disposal's actual fuel costs to service any individual account, but is intended to address Advanced Disposal's overall costs.

ENVIRONMENTAL CHARGE

Unless otherwise provided in your contract, the environmental fee is 15.75% of your total invoice charges, not including other fees and taxes, as shown on the invoice, which may change from time-to-time. Contact your local Advanced Disposal service location for further details.
The amount of the environmental fee is not represented to be a direct offset or pass through of Advanced Disposal’s actual environmental costs to service any individual account, but is intended to address Advanced Disposal's overall costs, which may include, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Tire disposal 
  • Battery disposal 
  • Landfill linings and cover 
  • Engineering 
  • Permit and license compliance 
  • NPDES 
  • SPCC / SWPPP 
  • Title V Air 
  • Federal, State and Local Regulations 
  • Landfill Development 
  • Landfill monitoring 
  • Landfill maintenance 
  • Landfill leachate disposal 
  • Environmental Insurance and Surety Bonds 
  • Employee training and certification


NOT A GOVERNMENTAL TAX; FUTURE CHANGES

The fuel and environmental fees are our charges; they are not a tax or surcharge imposed by or remitted to any governmental or regulatory agency. The fuel and environmental fees may be changed at the sole discretion of Advanced Disposal.

 
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Frequently Asked Questions

There are fuel and other petrochemical (oil, lubricants, etc.) costs associated with Advanced Disposal's and its affiliates' operation of collection, transfer, landfill, and material recovery facilities. The Fuel Fee is designed to help address these costs. By charging a fuel fee, we are better able to isolate and address fluctuations that may occur in fuel costs that impact the overall cost of services that we provide to our customers. Further, our vendors charge fees and surcharges when fuel prices change, and often we see a general increase in the cost of goods and services that we must address.

 

The Fuel Fee fluctuates with the average monthly diesel price as reported by the U.S. Energy Information Administration/Department of Energy (EIA/DOE) Retail On-Highway Diesel Fuel Price Index. As a result, your Fuel Fee may increase or decrease on a monthly basis if calculated based upon the Fuel Fee Table. Additionally, we may adjust the Fuel Fee Table from time to time to ensure we can continue to provide environmentally sound and responsible services in a competitive marketplace.

 

Under the current Fuel Fee Table, if the average monthly diesel price as reported by the U.S. Energy Information Administration/Department of Energy (EIA/DOE) Retail On-Highway Diesel Fuel Price Index is $2.75, then your fuel fee will be 12.22% of your invoice charges, not including other fees and taxes, if your fuel fee is calculated from the Fuel Fee Table.

 

 

Currently, for hauling and transfer station customers, for every penny of fuel price increase above $1.45 reported on the applicable EIA/DOE Retail On-Highway Diesel Fuel Price Index, the corresponding Fuel Fee on the Fuel Fee Table increases by 0.074% above an initial rate of 2.60%. Currently, for our landfill customers, for every penny of fuel price increase above $1.45 reported on the applicable U.S. Energy Information Administration website index, the corresponding Fuel Fee on the Fuel Fee Table increases by 0.03% above an initial rate of 1.49%.

 

Within the parameters of the Fuel Fee Table and the terms and conditions of your specific contract, the Fuel Fee will fluctuate up and down with any increases and decreases in the price of fuel.

 

The Fuel Fee relates to Advanced Disposal and its affiliates' direct and indirect fuel and other petrochemical costs to service all customers located in multiple states and geographic regions. It is not associated with any direct or indirect cost at any one of our local affiliates to service its customers' accounts, nor is it associated with any direct or indirect cost to service a specific customer account. Although some of our local companies have converted (or may convert) to alternative-fuel-powered (for example, CNG or LNG) trucks or other equipment, most of the collection and disposal trucks, vehicles, and other equipment used in our operations remain diesel-powered. Advanced Disposal and its affiliates incur costs in the form of diesel, CNG, LNG or other alternative fuel purchases in addition to other petrochemical expenses throughout its multi-state operations.

 

There are certain environmental costs associated with operating in a safe and environmentally responsible manner within a competitive marketplace. The environmental fee is designed to help address these costs, which impact directly and indirectly many aspects of running our overall business. The environmental fee is not specifically tied to the environmental compliance or other costs and expenses to service any individual customer account, but rather it is intended to address overall environmental related costs and expenses to service all Advanced Disposal customers in a competitive marketplace. Our environmental related costs and expenses include, among other things, costs and expenses associated with operating and maintaining our landfills; disposal of tires, batteries, oils and fluids; the monitoring and management of vehicle emissions; special handling of certain materials which due to their chemical characteristics or composition require special treatment or disposal; etc.

 

Yes. The environmental fee may be changed from time-to-time as determined by Advanced Disposal to continue to provide environmentally sound and responsible services in a competitive marketplace.  

 
 
 
About Advanced Disposal

Advanced Disposal brings fresh ideas and solutions to the business of a clean environment. As the largest privately-owned environmental services company in the U.S., we provide integrated, non-hazardous solid waste collection, recycling and disposal services to residential, commercial, industrial and construction customers across 17 states and the Bahamas. Our team is dedicated to finding effective, sustainable solutions to preserve the environment for future generations.

 
 
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