A personal message from the Clawson family regarding rate increase...
Dear valued customer,
Al Clawson Disposal, Inc. (ACDI) appreciates the opportunity to serve you for solid waste and/or recycling.
We have always remained steadfast in our efforts to provide each customer with dependable service at the most affordable rates. The Texas economy is thriving and costs are increasing.
Below you will find some information on our costs that has contributed to our rate increase:
Changes in Productivity: Here at ACDI our Texas landscape is constantly changing. Additional traffic congestion and road maintenance projects impact the productivity of our crew. For example, a crew that was collecting 1,000 homes per day has now been reduced to 800 homes per day. That’s a 20% loss in productivity.
Equipment Cost: The price for a new truck has increased by 30% due to the tariffs on steel. There is also a 5% tariff on rubber that is is used in the tires that we must purchase in order to keep the trucks rolling.
Disposal & Processing Cost: Landfill rates steadily increase each year, and we haven’t captured that increase in a number of years. Recycle processing fees have increased by 400%. We do not foresee a change in the market in the near future.
Labor Cost: ACDI takes pride in our service. With that includes experienced, professional men and women that we trust traveling in your neighborhood. There is a shortage of experienced drivers in Texas, and that deficit continues to grow each year. Drivers remain in high demand and our industry competes with services such as UPS, FedEx, West Texas Oil Fields, Delivery Trucks, Uber, and Lift. We are fortunate that our current average employee has been a team member for 5.5 years.
While we are proud to have maintained and held our rates in the past, unfortunately, at this time we must change our rates to reflect our costs. In closing we hope that our commitment to service and dedication to offer affordable rates will retain us as your service provider. We will continue to price match any offers you may find and provide you with more service. We apologize for any inconvenience; please feel free to contact our office at 512-930-5490.
Fannie Clawson - President
Troy Clawson - Vice President
Cynthia Clawson - Treasurer
Tanya Clawson - Secretary