What is a contamination fee?

Financial penalties for contaminated loads may include a caveat that either the hauler or local government will pay a penalty fee for an overly contaminated load as well as any disposal fees if it must be sent to a landfill. The fee is due to the rejection of the load...

Are there cost savings when implementing MultiRes®?

Many of our clients have saved money from cutting their landfill trash down, avoiding the expensive tipping fees which in many cities are higher than those of their local composting facility(ies). Contamination fees, caused by waste generators who toss their items...

What is a tipping fee?

A tipping fee (sometimes known as a gate fee) is a fee paid by anyone who disposes waste in a landfill that is based on the weight of waste per ton. This fee can be passed down to waste generator from landfill through fees or taxes. Tipping fees help to make sure that...

 What is the cost of food scraps pickup?

The cost of hauling services to pick up organics and food scraps varies by state and/or municipality. In many cases, the cost is generally much lower than trash or recycling pickup.

Who picks up and transports food scraps?

Depending on your customers circumstances, they may receive collection from their municipality as part of a public service (such as some multi-unit residential, single family residential, or various municipal institutions). Alternatively, they may need to contract a...

Food loss and waste occur at each stage of the supply chain. The biggest proportion (about 37%) happens in the home.

ReFED, 2021