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.
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.
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