Waste Connections was founded in 1997 in Washington and Idaho. The company expanded quickly and went public after only one year of operations.
Today Waste Connections provides solid waste collection, recycling, and disposal services to commercial, residential and industrial customers. The company has 2 million customers in 32 states.
The company operates and owns 58 landfills, 35 recycling facilities, 69 transfer stations, 22 liquid exploration and production waste injection wells, 17 waste treatment facilities, and 20 oil recovery facilities.
Waste Connections trades publicly on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol WCN, is #993 in the Fortune 1000, has 6,777 employees, and had $2.10 billion in revenue in 2014.