Fuel Surcharge Information

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Pro Star Waste is committed to controlling costs so we can continue to provide you with the best overall value in waste related services. Unfortunately, over the past few years we have seen the price of fuel jump significantly, having an impact on all of our suppliers. Tires and plastic carts are two examples. Steel prices have risen making commercial container purchases and repairs more costly.

Pro Star Waste has worked hard to keep from passing the rising cost of fuel on to our customers, but these increased expenses have come to the point that they can no longer be absorbed into our increased operating costs. After careful review, we have decided to add a nominal fuel recovery fee, which can fluctuate up or down depending on the price of fuel, on all our services. This recovery fee has now taken effect in all billing cycles. Pro Star Waste regrets the necessity in applying this recovery fee, however, these rising fuel prices and related supplier costs are something we cannot control. We feel that we have no other options at this time.

The fuel recovery fee calculation we use is tied directly to the Gulf Coast Region average price of diesel fuel as reported weekly 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. This change will ensure that you, our valued customer, will pay a fuel recovery fee that is currently adjusted, easy to calculate, and equitable to both you and Pro Star Waste.

The EIA/DOE average is published each Monday and will be used for all invoices created during that week. The Pro Star Fuel Recovery Table shows what the fuel recovery fee invoice charges (before taxes) would be, based upon the last reported EIA/DOE Gulf Coast Region diesel price index prior to your invoice date.

Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why have you added the fuel recovery component to my invoice?
A: This increase is necessary for us to stay even with the cost of diesel fuel today. Our residential and commercial vehicles get 3 – 4 miles per gallon and our roll off vehicles around 8. In addition, the vendors with which we do business have all increased their prices because of additional fuel expenses charged to them.

Q: If the price of fuel goes down, will my fuel recovery component go down too?
A: Yes, if the Department of Energy’s Gulf Coast Region Average price falls, your fuel recovery component will come down as well. This information is updated weekly. If the cost of diesel fuel decreases, this will affect your fuel recovery component. Using this index allows us to be more responsive to fuel cost changes.

Q: How can I see the value of the EIA/DOE Weekly Retail On-Highway Diesel Prices Index?
A: Here is the link to the EIA/DOE. This site is updated every Monday evening.
Your understanding in this matter is greatly appreciated. Pro Star Waste values your business and we look forward to continuing to meet your disposal service needs.

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