To our Valued Customers

Throughout Howie’s 35-year history we have been committed to providing honest service at a fair price. In the last two years, the pandemic has challenged us all. Howie’s was deemed an “essential” service and we have taken great pride in the fact that we have never missed a step in providing high-quality disposal services to our customers throughout this time.

Over the years, we have experienced steady growth and created efficiencies in our roll-off, residential and commercial trash services, which have allowed us to have very little change in our rates.  However in recent history, our cost of buying fuel has greatly increased.  In fact, it has gone up over 75% since January of 2021.  Along with the dramatic jump in the first quarter of 2022 and the uncertain cost of fuel in the future, it is now necessary for us to implement a fuel surcharge for our services. 

Effective May 1, 2022, all customers will begin to receive a fuel surcharge according to the Howie’s Fuel Surcharge Table.  This table is based on the diesel fuel price provided by our retail supplier, Capital City Oil, on the closest business day to the 25th of the prior month.

It is one of our goals to continue to provide Howie’s quality of service to all our customers and we appreciate your continued patronage during these uncertain times.

Howie’s Enterprises, LLC

 

How We Calculate Your Monthly Surcharge

  1. Based on the daily quoted fuel price on the 25th day of the month, we apply this amount to the chart to determine the percent surcharge.
  2. The percent surcharge is multiplied by the customer's base service rate to determine the final charge for the upcoming billing cycle.
  3. Example
    • A fuel quote of $4.65 equals a 5.40% surcharge
    • A customer with a base service rate of $69.00 multiplies this amount by 5.40%, to determine the added charge (in this case $3.72)
    • The total bill for this customer would be $72.72. ($69.00 base service rate, plus $3.72 fuel surcharge).

April 25, 2022 fuel price for May billing: $4.72

Howie's Fuel Surcharge Chart