Class Eligibility

All individuals and entities in the United States which paid Defendants or Released Parties one or more of the Fees (fees refers to fuel surcharges also known as energy recovery fees) at any time within the applicable statutes of limitation for each claim through September 15, 2017.

Estimated Amount


If you are a Class Member who submits a timely and valid claim, you will get a settlement check representing a portion of the fees you paid. The portion you receive will be equitably determined on a pro-rata basis by the settlement administrator. The total amount of the fees you paid as a percentage of the total amount of fees paid by all Class Members who submit timely and valid claims will determine your percentage share of the net settlement fund. The total amount of your payment will depend on how many other Class Members submit valid claims.

Proof of Purchase


Case Name

Wild Rides Internet Café, LLC, and Climate Masters Heating & Cooling, LLC v. Waste Industries,
NO 17-CVS-830
North Carolina Superior Court

Case Summary

The lawsuit claims that Waste Industries charged and collected “fuel surcharges” (also called “energy recovery fees”) and “environmental fees” which were excessive and unlawful. According to Plaintiffs, by doing these things Waste Industries breached the contracts that some of its customers entered into and violated state statutory law. Waste Industries denies that it did anything wrong, and the Court has not found that Waste Industries did anything wrong.

Settlement Pool



75 Days After Final Approval


Waste Industries Class Action Settlement Administrator
c/o Dahl Administration, LLC
PO Box 3614
Minneapolis, MN 55403-0614

9 responses to “Waste Industries LLC Fuel Surcharges Class Action Settlement”

  1. Dorothea Reggans says:

    I want to enter into this class action and receive a settlement.

    ADMIN – Hi Dorothea,

    Please use the link provided to file a claim.

  2. Johnny Ingram says:

    I want to enter into the class action and receive a settlement.

    ADMIN – Hi Johnny,

    If you are a member of the class by all means file a claim.

  3. Augustine E Uwandu says:

    I will appreciate if you lnclude in the class action lawsuits. thanks.

    ADMIN – Hi Augustine,

    If I include what?

  4. Richard E Carroll says:

    Is Waste Services in Florida part of Waste Industries? Thanks for your help !!!

    ADMIN – Hi Richard,

    No they are not

  5. Danielle Dixon says:

    How do I know if I have don’t business with them

    ADMIN – Hi Danielle,

    If you were a customer you would know.

  6. Dennis McKinney says:

    How would I know if I qualify

    ADMIN – Hi Dennis,

    If you received monthly bills from Waste Industries and they charged you fuel surcharges or recovery fees you are probably a class member.

  7. Susan June says:

    I am a customer of theirs, however, I don’t recall receiving anything from the company about this. Can I still pursue and if so how do I go about entering my name into this.?

    ADMIN – Hi Susan,

    Take a look at one of your past bills to see if you were charged.

  8. Margaret Fixon says:

    What other company names does Waste Industries use?

    ADMIN – Hi Margaret,

    Here is their website. I don’t think they do business under other names

  9. Karen Pike says:

    What if they’re still charging this fee? I was not made aware of this lawsuit, but have been paying the surcharge, even though I debated with them on it. I am also still paying the charge, according to my most recent bill. I was quoted a price of around $68 a month for a container and every bill since has been over $76.

    ADMIN – Hi Karen,

    I think they are allowed to charge a fee as long as it is not excessive and they properly disclose. Your best bet is to contact class counsel to obtain clarification.

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