It was a beautiful day for the Waste Connections 2019 International Truck & Equipment Rodeo competition in Texas. The top regional participants from across the U.S. and Canada were assembled to determine who would walk away as the “Grand Champion” in the Driver, Landfill and Transfer Stations/MRF Operator categories. This competition is not for the faint of heart. Each of the competitors had earned the right to compete by qualifying at the district and divisional levels and placing at the top of the leader board at their respective region rodeos. Just to compete at those levels, they had to have a perfect safety record over the prior year and skills in their profession that are seldom seen. This truly was the best of the best, but at the end of the competition, only three would walk away a Grand Champion. Experience our Rodeo through this video and stay tuned for the Grand Champions photos!
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 also a leading provider of non-hazardous oilfield waste treatment, recovery and disposal services in several of the most active natural resource producing areas in the United States, including the Permian, Bakken and Eagle Ford Basins. Waste Connections serves more than six million residential, commercial, industrial, and exploration and production customers from a network of operations in 39 states, six provinces and the District of Columbia. The Company also provides intermodal services for the movement of cargo and solid waste containers in the Pacific Northwest. Our corporate strategy targets secondary and suburban markets that have strong demographic growth trends and where competitive barriers to entry can be developed. We seek to avoid highly competitive, large urban markets and target markets where we can provide either non-integrated or integrated solid waste services under exclusive arrangements, or markets where we can be integrated and attain high market share. We are a leading provider of solid waste services in most of our markets, and approximately 50% of our revenues are derived from market areas where we have franchise or exclusive rights to provide our waste services.