Archive for October, 2017

The Secret Behind Waste Industry Fees

The secret’s out: Trash services are a necessity, but paying fees are not. Look closely at your most recent waste bill and you might recognize the following fees.

• Regulatory cost recovery fee
• Administrative fee
• Environmental fee
• Variable Fuel fee
• Host fee

Auditing of waste invoices reveal 4 out of 5 contain unnecessary fees, overcharges or other billing errors. With multiple invoices, the charges can add up to a significant amount. Unless the fees and errors are challenged, your business could be bilked thousands each year depending on the number of locations being serviced.

Large waste companies such as Waste Management attempt to explain the fees on their website:

“… fuel prices and environmental compliance-related costs are something we cannot fully control.