Recycling Recovery Surcharge

The Recycling Recovery Surcharge is applicable to document destruction services. This surcharge allows Stericycle to maintain acceptable operating margins in the face of recycling cost increases and/or processed recyclable decreases and varies based on commodity prices in the market.

Recycling Recovery Surcharge calculation methodology

The surcharge is based on a percentage of invoiced document destruction services and is applied to your invoice subtotal before taxes. The percentage varies based on a national average of recovered paper commodity prices and adjusts monthly per published rates from Fastmarket RISI’s Pulp & Paper Index. This surcharge appears on the invoice as a separate line item.

Until February 28th, 2023, the percentage will be determined using the following table: