The Compliance & Fuel Surcharge Base Cost has continued to increase over the past several years as handling, emission, employee training, permit & licensing standards have improved.
The base of the surcharge is made up these Compliance costs: Environmental, Vehicle, Property, & Training.


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This Includes but is not limited to:

  • Federal, State, Local Regulations
  • Increasing EPA Emissions Control Standards

o The initial cost of the upgraded fuel systems to be EPA compliant
o Cradle to Grave Fuel system maintenance and mandatory upgrades
o Daily maintenance including Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) is a non-hazardous solution sprayed into the exhaust stream of diesel vehicles to break down dangerous NOx emissions into harmless nitrogen and water.

  • Increasing Fuel Storage & Handling Standards
  • Rainwater Runoff, Oil/Water Separation System Compliance (NPDES)
  • Tire, Battery, & Oil Disposal
  • Driver Safety Training

o Daily Kick-off Safety Training
o Quarterly Safety Training
o Fire, First Responder Training

  • Fuel The Variable in the Compliance and Fuel Surcharge is based on the fluctuating Diesel prices.
  • Based on the U.S. Energy Midwest Region Diesel Price Index
  • Our consumer prices are based on Diesel Fuel being at or below $2.50 per gallon.

If the cost of Diesel Fuel rises above $2.50 per gallon, the Compliance & Fuel Surcharge will change based on the attached schedule.
Base Compliance & Fuel Surcharge Schedule begins at 9.20% for Commercial & Residential charges, 14.30% for Industrial service charges

Waste-Away Group, Ltd is committed to ensuring a clean and safe environment for our customers, employees and the communities in which we work and live. We take this commitment very seriously and consider our impact on the environment to be of the utmost importance.

As a Local-Family Owned Company, we believe it is our responsibility to help make the community we work and live in cleaner, more beautiful and stronger than when we began service in 1940. It is for this reason that we strive to comply with and surpass Environmental, Vehicle, Safety and other Training standards.

The Fuel/Compliance Surcharge covers more than just the cost of fuel. It also covers the cost to maintain the fuel systems in accordance with the state and federal guidelines.

We utilize the US Department of Energy Midwest Region diesel price index to figure our adjustment percentage.

You will find our Fuel/Compliance Surcharge to be well below the industry average.

We appreciate our customers' understanding and loyalty. Please call our Customer Support team with any questions.

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