Explanation of Surcharges

State/County/Local Surcharges

Waste generated in Michigan is subject to state, county and local surcharges. These are pass through surcharges, which means the authorizing agencies place the responsibility on companies like Granger that manage your waste to collect them and then pay them to the agency. These fees are structured differently and have a variety of purposes. As a result, Granger Waste Services assesses state, county and local surcharges on customer invoices, currently 3.0% of all invoice charges. 

This charge allows Granger Waste Services to collectively recover a portion of its overall enterprise-wide costs associated with host community fees, government surcharges and ordinance fees paid to municipal or other governmental authorities or agencies to engage in the waste collection, transfer, processing, disposal, treatment and/or recycling business. The amount or percentage of the surcharge fee is not specifically tied to the direct or indirect costs to service a specific customer account, but to Granger’s overall applicable enterprise-wide governmental costs for all customers, whether they pay this charge or not.  

Fuel Surcharge

The fuel surcharge is a recurring fee that is a variable percentage of all invoice charges except the state/county/local surcharges. It is not a tax, surcharge or fee mandated by or remitted to, any governmental or regulatory agency. This surcharge is intended to help Granger Waste Services recover fuel costs associated with the operation of its collection, transfer, landfill and recycling services and facilities.

The variable fuel surcharge is adjusted according to changing fuel costs. The table below shows the percentage the surcharge will be for each price per gallon range. For purposes of determining the surcharge percentage, price per gallon is based on a diesel fuel pricing index reported weekly by the Energy Information Administration of the U.S. Department of Energy in its Weekly Retail On-Highway Diesel Prices.

The surcharge percentage on each invoice will be determined by the Midwest US On-Highway Diesel Future (PADD2) data (rounded to the nearest cent) from the U.S. Department of Energy posted on the last Tuesday of the month prior to the invoice.

DOE Avg Price Per GallonFuel Surcharge Percent
$1.00 – $1.601.00%
$1.61 – $1.701.00%
$1.71 – $1.801.00%
$1.81 – $1.901.00%
$1.91 – $2.001.00%
$2.01 – $2.101.00%
$2.11 – $2.201.40%
$2.21 – $2.301.80%
$2.31 – $2.402.20%
$2.41 – $2.502.60%
$2.51 – $2.603.00%
$2.61 – $2.703.40%
$2.71 – $2.803.80%
$2.81 – $2.904.20%
$2.91 – $3.004.60%
$3.01 – $3.105.00%
$3.11 – $3.205.00%
$3.21 – $3.305.00%
$3.31 – $3.405.00%
$3.41 – $3.505.00%

DOE Avg Price Per GallonFuel Surcharge Percent
$3.51 – $3.605.00%
$3.61 – $3.705.00%
$3.71 – $3.805.00%
$3.81 – $3.905.00%
$3.91 – $4.005.00%
$4.01 – $4.105.00%
$4.11 – $4.205.00%
$4.21 – $4.305.00%
$4.31 – $4.405.00%
$4.41 – $4.505.00%
$4.51 – $4.605.00%
$4.61 – $4.705.00%
$4.71 – $4.805.00%
$4.81 – $4.905.00%
$4.91 – $5.005.00%
$5.01 – $5.105.40%
$5.11 – $5.205.80%
$5.21 – $5.306.20%
$5.31 – $5.406.60%
$5.41 – $5.507.00%

DOE Avg Price Per GallonFuel Surcharge Percent
$5.51 – $5.607.40%
$5.61 – $5.707.80%
$5.71 – $5.808.20%
$5.81 – $5.908.60%
$5.91 – $6.009.00%
$6.01 – $6.109.40%
$6.11 – $6.209.80%
$6.21 – $6.3010.20%
$6.31 – $6.4010.60%
$6.41 – $6.5011.00%
$6.51 – $6.6011.40%
$6.61 – $6.7011.80%
$6.71 – $6.8012.20%
$6.81 – $6.9012.60%
$6.91 – $7.0013.00%
$7.01 – $7.1013.40%
$7.11 – $7.2013.80%
$7.21 – $7.3014.20%
$7.31 – $7.4014.60%
$7.41 – $7.5015.00%