Are You Paying Too Much for Waste Disposal Services?

by Global Trash Solutions

When was the last time you looked at your waste disposal services contract? Do you know what the terms and conditions of the contract are? When was the last time you renegotiated your contract? If you cannot answer these questions, you could be paying too much for waste disposal services.

Many Waste Service Contracts Auto-Renew

Throwing Away Money

One common feature of waste service contracts is they will auto-renew if you do not renegotiate the terms and conditions by a set date. Upon renewal, there can be language in the initial contract that states you will be charged the current rates for trash hauling and removal services.

Many Waste Service Contract Charge for Early Termination

Other types of fees hidden away in waste service contracts are early termination fees. If you decide you want to change providers, you could be stuck having to pay for the remaining time left on the contract along with an early termination fee.

Many Waste Service Contract Charge More for Extra Trips

If you don’t pay attention to what is in your waste service contract, you may be shocked to discover if you need extra pickups you are charged an excessive amount, often equal to your normal weekly or monthly rate.

You May Be Paying by Volume Not Pickup

Another questionable practice some waste haulers do is to charge you based on the volume of trash you are generating, not the actual pickup. This can cause fluctuations in your costs because everything is based on how much waste you are generating.

What Can You Do to Find Out if You Are Paying Too Much?

The first place to begin is digging out your waste service contract and reviewing it. You want to read through the contract and understand all the terms and conditions. Pay careful attention to any mention of additional fees, cancellation processes, renewal increases, and so on.

Next, dig out your recent invoices and compare what you were invoiced to what is listed in your contract. Chances are, there will be some discrepancies between the two. It is not uncommon to be overbilled for waste services.

Even if the pricing matches between the contract and invoices, it still doesn’t mean you are not being overcharged. Market rates are constantly changing and current rates could be less. There may also be ways to improve waste management processes that could ultimately save you money.

What to Do Next

Huge garbage piles next to the dumpster after city fair

To find out if you are paying too much for waste disposal services, you should schedule a waste audit with a qualified waste management service like us. The purpose of the audit is to review your current waste management processes, waste services, and so on.

From there, we will explore different ways and options that could help you lower and reduce your waste costs. For example, by getting an industrial trash compactor, you could compact waste so that you need fewer pickups if you are billed per trip.

To find out more about how you could reduce your waste management costs by 35% or more, please feel free to contact Global Trash Solutions at 866-760-8194 to speak with one of our experienced waste consultants or waste brokers today! The initial consultation is FREE!

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