Rate Increase Notice - Murrey's & American Disposal
Dear Valued Customer,
The commodity price adjustment you see on your bill has historically been a credit that reduced your recycling rate. Recent disruption to global recycling markets has increased the cost for processing recyclables. Effective October 1, 2018, the commodity price adjustment will reflect an increase to your recycling rate. Prices will adjust every five to twelve months to respond to future market changes.
The Value of Recycle will change from a -$.63 credit to $3.46 charge, per month. This rate change is a projection and could change as mentioned below.
In late 2017, China announced they would ban many recyclable materials and institute quality requirements that are nearly unachievable. China is the single largest consumer of recyclables from the United States, so the new requirements have impacted recycling programs all over the country. The new quality requirements have resulted in increased processing cost at third party processing facilities. These costs are passed on to us when we deliver recyclable materials to the facilities.
The UTC has the authority to set final rates, depending on the outcome of its investigation. You can comment by using the "Submit a Comment" feature at the commission's website at utc.wa.gov, at email@example.com or by using the contact information below. Commission staff will make a recommendation to the commissioners at an open meeting in Olympia, which is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on September 27, 2018. If you choose to do so, you will have an opportunity to comment in person at this meeting. The UTC is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to participants with disabilities. If you need reasonable accommodation, please contact the commission at (360) 664-1132 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are unable to attend the open meeting, the commission has a bridge line which enables you to participate by telephone. Call (360) 664-1234 the day before the open meeting for instructions and to sign in.
Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission
1300 S. Evergreen Park Drive SW
Post Office Box 47250, Olympia, WA 98504-7250
Telephone: 1-888-333-WUTC (9882)
We appreciate your patience as we adjust to this new market. The industry is working to meet the new quality demands while keeping costs down. We apologize for any confusion or inconvenience this has caused.
As a valued customer, you can help reduce contamination in your recycling cart by:
-Recycling the right things
-Don't "wishcycle"--when in doubt, throw it out
-Sort plastics by the shape--ignore numbers and symbols
Please visit Pierce County's website at www.piercecountywa.gov/recycle to request a reminder magnet and review the list of accepted materials.
Thank you for your business!
Murrey's and American Disposal
Billing Remit Address Change
To ensure timelier processing of payments and better service to you,
our remit to address has changed.
Effective with your next invoice, payments should be sent to the new address. Be sure to update
all Internet banking websites to ensure payments are directed to our new address:
P.O. Box 51006
Los Angeles, CA 90051-5306
Note: Payments made on our website, https://wcicustomer.com will be automatically applied to your account
and no update is necessary.
Donate Reusable Items
Murrey’s Disposal, American Disposal, D.M. Disposal, and Vashon Disposal encourage customers to donate useful items to organizations like the Habitat for Humanity instead of sending them to the landfill.