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Casella Waste Systems: Moving towards zero waste


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Started in 1975 as a single truck operation in Rutland, VT, Casella Waste Systems now stands as one of the leading waste and recycling companies in the U.S., employing more than 1,700 people. The company owns and/or operates 31 solid waste collection operations, 29 transfer stations, 17 recycling facilities, nine Subtitle D landfills, three landfill gas-to-energy facilities, one landfill permitted to accept construction and demolition materials, and one waste-to-energy facility. Every landfill they operate is equipped with a gas collection system, and five direct their landfill gas to power plants to be converted into electricity. In addition, Casella Waste Systems provides collection, recycling, disposal, energy and organics solutions throughout Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts and New York.

Today's Casella Waste Systems
According to Chairman and CEO, John Casella, customers are increasingly demanding both economic and environmental value from their waste solution providers. 'Thankfully, many of the newer resource solutions we are beginning to offer our customers afford them new and innovative ways to be more sustainable, but also tie the economic model with the sustainability model in a manner that allows them to do the right thing,' Casella says. 'Whether we are introducing new recycling waste streams to our customers, such as used vegetable oil (UVO), or ways to handle their organics waste right onsite, we are also often saving them money in the process.'

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