Credit|Commercial Charge Account Application

GLRA Credit Policy

CREDIT
Credit can only be granted through completion of a credit application and evaluation of the applicant’s credit history. Credit approval may be by the Executive Director or a majority action of the Board of the Authority. Credit may not be issued to private companies who have not delivered more than 60 tons of waste on their commercial cash account the previous calendar year or those not projected to deliver more than three to five tons per month in their application.

DEFINITIONS
•    Authority - Greater Lebanon Refuse Authority (GLRA)
•    Billing Month - the calendar month immediately following the charge month.
•    Charge Month - the calendar month during which charges are accrued.
•    Credit Suspension Month - the calendar month immediately following the billing month.
•    Working Day - a day the Landfill office is open for business.

CHARGE MONTH
Charge accounts will be administered, on a calendar month basis, from the opening of business on the first working day to the close of business on the last working day, of any one calendar month.

BILLING MONTH 
Charges accrued during a charge month must be paid on or before the last working day of the billing month. To assure receipt of payment by the close of business on the last working day of the billing month, payments should be made at the landfill office, or by mailing a check or money order to:

Greater Lebanon Refuse Authority
1800 Russell Road
Lebanon, PA 17046


(Note:  Payments via USPS which are received by GLRA, by the 3rd business day of the following month, will be considered to have been paid on time.)

CREDIT SUSPENSION
If payment in full, for charges accrued during a charge month, is not received at the GLRA office by the close of business on the last working day of the billing month, the account will be considered overdue. Credit for that account will be suspended on the first working day of the credit suspension month in which the last day of the suspension month and cash payments will be required. For immediate prior billing month was a Saturday, Legal Holiday, or day during which the USPS did not deliver mail, the finance charge will be assessed the next business day after the USPS delivers mail if payment is not received.

1.  At the discretion of the Authority, frequent occurrences of credit suspension may result in credit being cancelled. To assure receipt of payment by the close of business on the last working day of the billing month payments should be made at the Landfill office, or by mailing a check or money order to:

Greater Lebanon Refuse Authority
1800 Russell Road
Lebanon, PA 17046

2.  If paying by USPS, customer must allow sufficient time, 5-7 business days, to assure delivery by the last working day of the billing month.

FINANCE CHARGE
The Greater Lebanon Refuse Authority will assess a 12%, per year, interest rate on charges which are not paid within 30 days of billings. This rate will be charged at 1% per month, or fraction of a month, for the outstanding balance of each account at the end of the month. The finance charge will be assessed on the first day of the credit suspension month. For credit suspension months in which the last day of the immediately prior billing month was a Saturday, Legal Holiday, or day during which the USPS did not deliver mail, the finance charge will be assessed the next business day after the USPS delivers mail, if payment is not received.

COLLECTION OF OVERDUE ACCOUNTS  
The Greater Lebanon Refuse Authority will act to collect monies due, including legal action where deemed appropriate. On the tenth day the payment is overdue, and no payment discrepancies have been brought to GLRA’s attention, a notice may be provided by certified mail that actions will be taken to collect outstanding balances if full payment is not received in ten calendar days. If payment is not received, collection actions may be initiated immediately after the 10th calendar day of notice that the payment is overdue. Action of the full Authority will be required to approve payment plans proposed by debtors.

TRANSFER OF OUTSTANDING BALANCE AND PENALTY/PENALTIES TO NEW OWNER
If a commercial waste hauler sells or transfers ownership of a business, or a substantial portion of the assets of a business, with outstanding credit balances or penalties owing to the Greater Lebanon Refuse Authority, the new owner or purchaser shall be obligated to pay any outstanding credit balances and/or penalties of the prior owner or seller. The new owner or purchaser shall be denied access to the Landfill until the credit balances and/or penalties owed to the GLRA by the previous owner or seller are paid in full.