Waste Pro Settlement

If you are or were a customer of WASTE PRO OF FLORIDA, INC. and paid an Environmental Fee between April 7, 2011 and May 14, 2020, you could receive compensation from a class action settlement.

A class has been certified in a class action lawsuit brought by the plaintiff, Vision Construction ENT, Inc. (now known as Seaglade Properties, Inc.) against Waste Pro FL and Waste Pro USA, Inc. (“Waste Pro”) concerning allegations that Waste Pro improperly charged “environmental fees” or “environmental recovery fees” or similarly named fees (the “Environmental Fees”) to some of Waste Pro FL’s customers. Plaintiff in this class action seeks approval of a class-wide settlement.

This settlement was reached after over seven (7) years of litigation, which included the review of hundreds of thousands of documents and the depositions of approximately forty-one (41) witnesses. Multiple law firms have expended thousands of hours of attorney time pursuing this case for the Plaintiff and Class, including defending against summary judgment, seeking class certification during a three-day hearing at the trial court level, and successfully defending the appeal of the order on certification to Florida’s First District Court of Appeal.

For more information about this Action, your rights and options, and answers to other frequently asked questions, please review the Notice.

Your legal rights are affected whether you act or don’t act. The deadlines to exercise these rights are explained in this notice. Read carefully:

SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM The only way to get an account credit in the amount of up to 100% of the Environmental Fees you paid between April 7, 2011 and May 14, 2020 and/or monetary payment (in the form of a check or electronic payment in the amount of up to 88% of the Environmental Fee you paid) from the settlement is to timely submit a valid claim form and send via U.S. Mail or complete and upload electronically. The deadline to submit a claim form is November 7, 2022. November 7, 2022
OBJECT Write to the Court about why you don’t like the settlement. The deadline to object to the settlement is August 25, 2022. August 25, 2022
OPT OUT (only if you were not sent the Initial Notice in May 2020) Write to the Settlement Administrator and Attorneys about why you do not wish to be a part of this Class or Class Settlement if you were not sent the Initial Notice in May 2020. The only Class Members eligible to opt out are those who were not sent the Initial Notice of the Class’s certification. The deadline to opt out of the Class and Class Settlement is August 25, 2022 August 25, 2022
DO NOTHING If you do nothing, you will not receive an account credit or payment. But you still will give up your right to sue Waste Pro about the legal claims in this case. To receive an account credit and/or payment, you must submit a claim form. No Deadline

UPDATE: Please note that the Court will hold a Final Fairness Hearing at 1 p.m. Central time on September 8, 2022 in Courtroom 407 located on the Fourth Floor of the M.C. Blanchard Judicial Building, 190 West Government Street, Pensacola, FL 32502.

If any of your contact information has changed, please notify the Settlement Administrator by either emailing at info@wasteproclassaction.com, calling toll-free 1-800-513-1506, or write to the Settlement Administrator at Waste Pro Class Action Settlement, c/o A.B. Data, Ltd., P.O. Box 173057, Milwaukee, WI 53217.