Audit: Waste firm overcharged at Pittsburgh International Airport

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The waste disposal company at Pittsburgh International Airport overbilled airport tenants by more than $190,000 over a 4 1/2-year period, according to an audit released today by the Allegheny County controller's office.

Auditors for Controller Chelsa Wagner determined that Allied Waste Service of Pittsburgh improperly billed tenants between December 2007 and August 2012.

In one instance, the company billed each tenant the full amount for shared containers where the costs should have been split, resulting an an overcharge of $147,395. The auditors also claimed that Allied charged $38,454 in administrative fees and fuel/environmental recovery fees that aren't allowed under its contract.

Allied's contract is with the Allegheny County Airport Authority, which agreed with the findings and is responsible for recovering the money. The authority could not be reached for comment.

Allied agreed with some of the claims but it is disputing the amount for shared containers.

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Ed Blazina: eblazina@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1470.


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