Fee Information

Casella strives to provide our customers with the highest quality waste and recycling services at a great overall value.

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We are constantly working to improve our service, contain our operating costs, and develop solutions to reduce our overall environmental impact. However, the rising costs of environmental compliance along with fluctuations in fuel prices and commodity values are not items fully within our control. Customers may be assessed one or more of the fees described below depending upon their service or based upon the terms of their service contract.

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Residential, Commercial and Industrial Customers

Energy & Environmental Fee

The Energy & Environmental Fee is a company-wide recurring fee that is comprised of the floating Energy Fee and the fixed Environmental Fee.  The Energy & Environmental Fee is not a tax, surcharge, or fee mandated by or remitted to any governmental or regulatory agency. The Energy & Environmental Fee will float on a monthly basis based upon the changes in diesel fuel prices in the prior month and will be determined by the Casella Energy & Environmental Fee Table.

More specifically, the Energy component is tied directly to the Regional U.S. Average On-Highway Diesel Fuel Prices reported by the Energy Information Administration of the U.S. Department of Energy (“EIA/DOE”). The EIA/DOE updates this public index weekly by tracking actual average retail diesel prices across our operating regions.  The Energy component will float each month based upon the highest weekly diesel price per gallon for the preceding month for the applicable region. 

For your reference, the index can be viewed by clicking on the EIA/DOE Table. New England (PADD 1A) pricing is utilized for customers in ME, MA, NH, RI, CT, and VT. Central Atlantic (PADD 1B) pricing is utilized for customers in NY, PA, NJ, DE, and MD.

The Environmental component helps, in part, to cover direct and indirect company-wide costs to operate our collection, transfer, recycling, landfill, landfill gas to energy and organics operations in a safe and environmentally sustainable manner, and to achieve an acceptable operating margin.  The amount of the fee is not specifically tied to costs to service a specific customer account and is subject to change at any time at Casella’s discretion.  Certain Casella customers may pay an alternative Environmental Fee or be exempt from payment pursuant to contract terms or at the discretion of Casella management.

Sustainability/Recycling Adjustment

Across the country, thousands of municipalities, businesses, institutions, and households are working to increase their recycling, reduce their waste and promote a more sustainable existence. They understand how wasting less and recycling more can help conserve resources, protect the environment, support jobs and create value. To make this work effectively, investments in infrastructure are required to deliver the value-added services that our customers demand.

Public policy has long supported sustainability while fostering its growth. At Casella, we have an obligation to meet the regulatory requirements and the needs of our customers to ensure the environmental and economic benefits of resource sustainability for generations to come.

Sustainability/Commodity Adjustment (Applies to Residential Customers Serviced by Vermont Hauling Operations)

Across the country, thousands of municipalities, businesses, institutions, and households are working to reduce their waste and promote a more sustainable existence. They understand how wasting less can help conserve resources, protect the environment, support jobs and create value. To make this work effectively, investments in infrastructure are required to deliver the value-added services that our customers demand.

Public policy has long supported sustainability while fostering its growth. At Casella, we have an obligation to meet the regulatory requirements and the needs of our customers to ensure the environmental and economic benefits of resource sustainability for generations to come.


Temporary Roll Off (Dumpster Rental) Customers

Roll Off Service Fee

The Roll Off Service Fee applies solely to temporary roll-off services and is intended to help cover energy, environmental and administrative costs associated with the service and management of these customers. 


For more information, please contact 1-800-CASELLA (1-800-227-3552).