Republic Services will begin issuing refund checks to San Angelo commercial and industrial customers in October — in excess of $6 million.
About three months ago Republic began a comprehensive review of the city’s commercial and industrial billing statements for erroneous fees. Republic issued a news release Tuesday afternoon stating it has notified the city it will issue the refunds.
“Republic is voluntarily refunding certain fees paid by affected commercial and industrial customers in San Angelo, going back to Aug. 1, 2004,” the release stated. “This 10-year period covers the full term of Republic’s prior contract with the city.”
An international accounting firm assisted Republic with the review, according to the release, which “considered 10 years of billing data pertaining to environmental recovery fees and fuel recovery fees, including associated franchise fees and sales tax.”