Fees

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 June 1, 2022, the percentage will be determined using the following table: