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Casella Waste Systems, Inc. and its predecessor companies were founded in 1975 as Casella’s Refuse Removal in Rutland, Vermont. On a chilly day in early April, Doug Casella began picking up garbage from a few customers in the Rutland and Killington region with a pickup truck he had bought with money saved from jobs he’d had as a kid in high school. Because the service was good, the small enterprise grew, and John Casella joined his younger brother a year later to help run the business.
The brothers, influenced not only by that unique spirit of New England frugality, could also see the future – and in 1977 built the company’s first, and the state’s first, recycling facility in Vermont. It was an inspired vision, one that anticipated the opportunities around resource renewal as well as viewing waste management as an integrated set of services – collection, recycling, transfer, and disposal.
The belief in this approach, and changes in public policy, fueled
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