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Waste Connections Overview

The Woodlands, TX
10000+ employees
Company - Public (WCN)
Building & Personnel Services
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Waste Connections, Inc. is an integrated solid waste services company that provides waste collection, transfer, disposal and recycling services in mostly exclusive and secondary markets in the U.S. and Canada. Through its R360 Environmental Solutions subsidiary, the Company is ... Read more

Mission: Honoring our commitments provides our stakeholders peace of mind and establishes us as the premier solid waste services company in the markets we serve. This creates a safe and rewarding environment for our employees while protecting the health and welfare of the communities we ... Read more

Company Updates


    This week Waste Connections announced a “Thank You Bonus” for frontline employees. Most employees will receive $800 and more recently hired employees will receive $400. As an essential services provider in such challenging and unprecedented times, we are proud to provide this appreciation bonus ahead of the Holiday Season in addition to other discretionary employee support during the year, including supplemental pay, emergency wages, employee relief fund and increased minimum wage target to $15/hour. The health, safety and welfare of our employees remain our focus. Thank you and your families for your tireless efforts in serving our communities. We are #wasteconnectionsproud #togetherwearebetter #wasteconnectionscares

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    We could not be more proud of our very own Sue Netherton on being featured as part of the Women Leaders in Waste by the National Waste & Recycling Association's Women's Council. Check out this great interview on our Company culture and more.

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Waste Connections – Why Work With Us?

Waste Connections is the premier provider of solid waste collection, transfer, recycling and disposal services in mostly exclusive and secondary markets across the US and Canada. We also provide intermodal services for the rail haul movement of cargo and solid waste containers in the Pacific Northwest. Through our R360 environmental solutions subsidiary, we are a leading provider of non-hazardous exploration and production, or E&P, waste treatment, recovery, and disposal services in the US. You can learn more about R360 here.

The philosophy at Waste Connections is that the solid waste service business is a local business managed by professionals living and working in the communities we serve. We strive to provide service excellence for those communities that place their trust in our company and are always dedicated to putting our customers first. We look to technology and growth to help our customers, employees and shareholders “Connect with the Future”.

We are committed to improving the environment for the future of the communities we live in and serve. We believe that our services play an integral part in improving environment quality and are mindful of having the most cost-effective waste management solutions for our customers. We constantly monitor and evaluate new technologies and programs that can enhance our commitment to the environment. Within our industry, there is enormous effort made toward alternative technologies to reduce landfill disposal, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and harness bio-fuels.

Waste Connections serves millions of customers across the US and Canada. Whether at single or multi-family residences, commercial institutions, industrial locations, construction sites or special events, we provide services to meet the customer needs.

General Service Standards

  • Radio dispatched collection equipment – we are there when you need us!
  • Customer tailored collection programs with scheduled or on-call pick-ups
  • Highly trained staff – it is our desire to always exceed customer expectations
  • Flexibility to adapt to evolving customer needs

Let us be your service provider and experience the Waste Connections difference.

As a rapidly growing company, Waste Connections has many opportunities for qualified and motivated individuals who want to be part of a dynamic organization. We provide competitive benefits and lots of room for individual growth as the company expands. Because we operate with a highly decentralized structure, we look for individuals who are energetic and have individual initiative and creativity. Join us and be a part of a winning team!

Consider your career in trash!

Everyone has it.  It really doesn't go away. We have more trash each year and now we have more options to  reuse and recycle a variety of waste streams.  Landfills  are becoming energy producers as well as secure sites to deposit trash. 

From drivers and mechanics to  controllers and landfill engineers, Waste Connections has a numerous opportunities for individuals who want to work in a growth industry with outstanding benefits.


Waste Connections offers a choice three medical plans – a High PPO plan, Low PPO plan and the High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP). The plans have the same network of providers and facilities and include preventive care coverage at 100%.


The Waste Connections dental plan helps pay the cost of dental expenses. It is designed to encourage preventative dental care. Employees may use any provider they choose, but they will generally save money if using a dentist in the network.


The Waste Connections vision plan offers access to quality vision care and helps the employee save money on eye exams, eye glasses and contact lenses.

Income Protection Plans

  • Life Insurance - Waste Connections offers life and AD&D insurance coverage at no cost to the employee. In addition, employees may elect more coverage for themselves, their spouse and/or their children.
  • Short Term Disability - Waste Connections offers a company-paid short term disability benefit to replace a portion of the employee’s income when they are unable to work due to a non-work related injury or health condition. Additional short term disability coverage can be purchased on top of the company-paid benefit.
  • Long Term Disability - Waste Connections offers company-paid long term disability benefit to replace a portion of the employee’s income when they cannot work for an extended period of time. Additional long term disability coverage can be purchased on top of the company-paid benefit.


Waste Connections offers a 401(k) plan with a generous employer match. The plan provides a wide range of investment options, including a suite of Target Date funds that are based on expected retirement dates.

Additional Benefits

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) - Waste Connections provides an EAP for extra support in dealing with challenging issues at home or work. This program is provided at no cost to the employee.
  • Emergency Travel Assistance - Waste Connections provides an emergency travel assistance program to help in finding medical care or services when traveling more than 100 miles from home.
  • Prepaid Legal Plan - Waste Connections offers a voluntary prepaid legal plan benefit. Employees may enroll in the coverage for prepaid legal services for a variety of different legal matters, such as will and estate planning and family law.

Safety is our #1 Core Value

Waste Connections currently has over 15,000 employees in 40 states and five Canadian provinces. We have grown from $100 million in 1997 to over $4.5 billion in revenues in 2017.

We collect trash and recycling from over 7 million customers in the U.S. and Canada and are the third largest solid waste and recycling company in North America.

Safety, Integrity, Customer Satisfaction, a great place to work, and to become the premier waste company in North America are the pillars of our company.

Our employees enjoy working at Waste Connections

With over 350 locations across North America, there is plenty of opportunity to grow with Waste Connections.  We are the fastest growing company in our industry offering a variety of benefits from outstanding healthcare to 401K programs.

Technology has created a need for more IT based jobs, data analysis, and accounting jobs along with drivers and mechanics.

Our employees LOVE working at Waste Connections!


Honoring our commitments provides our stakeholders peace of mind and establishes us as the premier waste services company in the markets we serve. This creates a safe and rewarding environment for our employees while protecting the health and welfare of the communities we serve, thereby increasing value for our shareholders.

Statement of Operating Values

  • Safety. We strive to assure complete safety of our employees, our customers and the public in all of our operations. Protection from accident or injury is paramount in all we do.
  • Integrity. We define integrity as “saying what you will do and then doing it.” We keep our promises to our customers, our employees and our stockholders. Do the right thing, at the right time, for the right reason.
  • Customer Service. We provide our customers the best possible service in a courteous, effective manner, showing respect for those we are fortunate to serve.
  • To be a Great Place To Work. We maintain a growth culture where our employees can maximize their potential personally and professionally. Our objective is to provide an environment where people enjoy what they do and take pride in their work. We wish to embody a work hard, play harder culture.
  • To be the Premier Waste Services Company in North America. We continue to provide superior returns, remain environmentally responsible, and continue to grow in a disciplined way, deploying resources intelligently and benefiting communities we live in. We remain a “different breed”.

Vision of the Future

Our goal is to create an environment where self directed, empowered employees strive to consistently fulfill our constituent commitments and seek to create pos

Waste Connections Reviews

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    "Waste Connections puts their people first"

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    I started at WC at the beginning of COVID. I'd read all about their commitment to employees during the hiring process but got to see it firsthand immediately. When everything was uncertain and layoffs were everywhere, Waste Connections gave bonuses to frontline employees taking care of their communities.

    There's an amazing work life balance and true commitment to their founding values.


    Lots of room for advancement, just have to be open to relocation anywhere in the country

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    I applied in-person. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Waste Connections (San Antonio, TX) in April 2020.


    Went well appreciated the honesty and really felt
    Like a welcoming company i would really like to work for . Company is very strong and firm on safety and integrity which very comforting knowing at the end of the day I am working in a very safe and honest environment

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