Waste Connections, Inc., an integrated solid waste services company, provides solid waste collection, transfer, disposal, and recycling services. The company operates in four segments: Western, Central, Eastern, and Exploration and Production (E&P). Its solid waste services include residential, commercial, and industrial collection services; landfill disposal services; and recycling services for various recyclable materials, including cardboard, office paper, plastic containers, glass bottles, and ferrous and aluminum metals to residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers. The company also owns and operates transfer stations that receive, compact, and load waste to be transported to landfills or treatment facilities via truck, rail, or barge; and intermodal services, including repositioning, storage, maintenance, and repair of cargo containers for international shipping companies for the rail haul movement of cargo and solid waste containers in the Pacific Northwest through a network of intermodal facilities. In addition, it treats, recovers, and disposes waste resulting from oil and natural gas exploration and production activity, such as drilling fluids, drill cuttings, completion fluids, and flowback water; production wastes and produced water during a well's operating life; contaminated soils that require treatment during site reclamation; and substances that require clean-up after a spill, reserve pit clean-up, or pipeline rupture. Further, Waste Connections, Inc. provides container and chassis sales and leasing services to its customers. As of December 31, 2012, the company owned or operated a network of 151 solid waste collection operations; 68 transfer stations; 7 intermodal facilities; 38 recycling operations; 54 landfills; 20 E&P liquid waste injection wells; 15 E&P waste treatment and recovery facilities; and 19 oil recovery facilities. Waste Connections, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas.
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