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Safety-Kleen Announces Increases to Used Oil Pricing and Service Stop Fees in Waste Oil Collection Business

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NORWELL, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 12, 2017-- Clean Harbors, Inc. (“Clean Harbors”) (NYSE: CLH), the leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services throughout North America, today announced that its Safety-Kleen subsidiary is upwardly revising its pricing related to managing the collection of used engine and industrial oils. Effective immediately, Safety-Kleen is increasing the cost of its charge-for-oil (CFO) program across its used oil collection network, as well as increasing its service stop-fee for its stop-fee program.

David Vergo, Safety-Kleen President, said, “The recent softness in crude oil markets, along with the associated declines in fuel pricing, have decreased the value of our recycled fuel oil (RFO) and other products. This environment, coupled with chronic oversupply in the overall market, have led us to increase our used motor oil disposal pricing rates in order to mitigate the market-driven pressure on margins and avoid further deterioration in our existing spread. The rate adjustments are effective immediately or as contracts allow, across both the U.S. and Canada, and will stay in effect until oil prices demonstrably strengthen.”

“As we have done with past rate adjustments, Safety-Kleen is continuing to address energy market drivers that affect those margins,” Vergo said. “We believe these rate changes are needed for Safety-Kleen to continue to deliver the safe, reliable and quality service we provide to more than 200,000 customers throughout North America.”

About Clean Harbors

Clean Harbors (NYSE: CLH) is North America’s leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services. The Company serves a diverse customer base, including a majority of the Fortune 500, across the chemical, energy, manufacturing and additional markets, as well as numerous government agencies. These customers rely on Clean Harbors to deliver a broad range of services such as end-to-end hazardous waste management, emergency spill response, industrial cleaning and maintenance, and recycling services. Through its Safety-Kleen subsidiary, Clean Harbors is also North America’s largest re-refiner and recycler of used oil and a leading provider of parts washers and environmental services to commercial, industrial and automotive customers. Founded in 1980 and based in Massachusetts, Clean Harbors operates throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit

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Source: Clean Harbors, Inc.

David Vergo, 972-265-2000
Clean Harbors, Inc.
Eric Kraus, 781-792-5100
EVP, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs
Clean Harbors, Inc.
Jim Buckley, 781-792-5100
SVP, Investor Relations

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