Variable Environmental Charge
The variable environmental charge is not designed or intended to specifically correlate to the direct or indirect environmental costs of servicing an individual customer. Rather, the variable environmental charge addresses both direct and indirect costs incurred by the Amwaste companies to operate in an environmentally responsible manner and to maintain operating margins acceptable to Amwaste. Unless otherwise negotiated, Amwaste generally assesses the variable environmental charge as a percentage of the customer’s invoiced charges, exclusive of taxes and other applicable charges. Amwaste may vary the amount of and the methodology or formula for calculating the variable environmental charge to recognize or maintain operating margins acceptable to it.