In order to meet the equipment needs of our valued customers, BlueLine Rental handles potentially hazardous materials like fuel, oil, cleaners, and batteries every day. Making sure those materials do not harm the environment is an important part of our continued efforts to be responsible members of the communities where we work and live. Proper management of these materials and their waste by-products is expensive, but we are committed to protecting the environment and our communities. As a result, BlueLine Rental spends millions of dollars annually on good practice solutions to prevent impacts to our environment and maintaining compliance with Federal, State and local regulations.
The environmental fee is NOT a government mandated tax or fee. The environmental fee is our fee designed to offset a wide range of environmental expenses (direct and indirect). Expenses may include waste disposal, construction/maintenance of cleaning facilities, acquisition of more fuel efficient equipment, labor costs, administrative costs, etc. This fee is not designed for any particular purpose or placed in an escrow account. It becomes part of BlueLine Rental’s revenue and is used at our discretion. This fee is added to each piece of rental equipment identified as having a potential for environmental impact.
Without proper management, environmental impacts could occur as a result of cleaning the equipment after each rental, fuel handling, disposal of shop waste, and numerous other routine procedures. To minimize these impacts to the environment, BlueLine Rental implements procedures including containing our potentially hazardous materials, treating our wash bay run-off/waste, and proper disposal of oil, filters, tires, batteries, and shop waste.