I hope the following well help give our customers a better understanding of our need to add the EPA up-charge
We have notices that some people are upset about the EPA up-charge, this up-charge has been on your invoices for many, years this is not anything new. We need to charge a .35 cent EPA fee to help cover the very high cost that we have to pay for removing chemical waste safely and securely this removal is to protect you and... our environment.
The Environmental Fee is intended to cover the increasing cost that we are faced with so, in complying with Federal, State and local regulations involving the storage, transportation and disposal of regulated materials used in the cleaning of your garments.
EPA charges have been up-charged by businesses who have to dispose of chemical waste some businesses choose to hide this cost but, in our business Environmental Fee are not hidden we clearly state on your invoice that this is an EPA charge. We could have hidden the cost but, we strongly feel that our customer needs to see the up-charge because frankly, you have the right to know.
There are many types of businesses and organizations that generate hazardous waste like us “Dry Cleaners” as well as, Exterminators, Automobile repair shops, Refineries and many manufacturers. In addition, Hospitals and Medical Centers produce medical waste, much of which must be processed according to hazardous waste disposal guidelines. In short there are many more businesses I have not even listed who need to dispose of chemical waste and pay the high cost of removal.