About Waste Connections
Waste Connections is the premier provider of solid waste collection, transfer, recycling and disposal services, along with recycling and resource recovery, in mostly exclusive and secondary markets across the US and Canada. We also provide non-hazardous oilfield waste treatment, recovery and disposal services in several basins across the U.S., as well –
Why Waste Connections?
Our work is rarely seen. It’s never glamorous. But each and every one of us knows just how important it really is. A career with us means endless rewards and opportunities for your career – on top of the sense of satisfaction earned from a hard day’s work. Join a stable, growing team of 18,000 strong and play a part in something we can all believe in. Servant Leadership "Servant Leadership is not a program, or a training class or a motto. It is at the core of how we operate and, frankly, it's our 'secret sauce'. Leaders who are selfless, humble, who listen to and care for their employees and who get results through empowering others are the leaders that succeed at Waste Connections. And those leaders and their employees are what have allowed Waste Connections to succeed." -Sue N
How We Work
We believe we’ve tapped into something more powerful than traditional hierarchical managerial styles. Put simply, Servant Leadership is what guides our managers to help others thrive. Their goal is to serve, not to be served. This isn’t just an ideal. It’s a cornerstone in our training and development. Everyone in our company can share in and benefit from this philosophy. As more caring and more humble employees, we’re delivering our best work. Safety Protection from accident or injury is paramount in all we do. Integrity We do the right thing, at the right time, for the right reason. Customer Service The best possible service that’s always delivered in a courteous, effective manner. To Be A Great Place To Work Our people can maximize their potential – both personally and professionally. To Be The Premier Waste Services Company In The U.S. and Canada We provide superior returns, strive for environmental responsibility, and grow in a disciplined way.
Where We Can Take You
With continued training and support, there are many exciting directions for your career with us. See how you can build your career with Waste Connections: Employee Development: Expand your skillset and learn more about our organization in our various training programs Internal Mobility: Explore opportunities throughout the organization across various locations and departments Certification Programs: Receive support in achieving certification and obtaining licensure
Benefits For Our Employees
We're proud to offer employees with benefits and perks that meet a wide variety of needs. Compensation Competitive Wages, Paid Vacation Time, Wage Increases, 401(k) with Company Match Insurance Healthcare, Medical, Dental, Vision, Medical RXLife Insurance, Short-term Disability, Long-term Disability Perks Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Emergency Travel Assistance, Prepaid Legal Plan, Scholarship Program for Kids, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Employee Relief Fund
Diversity and Inclusion
We serve all people. And inside our company, you’ll see that we’re proud to reflect the world we work in. No matter our differences, when we join together, we are greater than the sum of our parts. And in celebrating who we are, our experiences and our beliefs, we best thrive as both a culture and as a company. We know that’s easier said than done. So, we put serious effort into the groups and programs that promote the diverse backgrounds and perspectives of our people. We believe in amplifying every voice – advancing underrepresented people in our organization and in their own careers.
Our Military Commitment
At Waste Connections, we share a lot of the same values as the men and women of the armed forces – like integrity, teamwork and being the best that we can be for our community. That’s why we’re proud to have veterans join us for their civilian careers. In addition to supporting them and their families, we regularly participate in military-sponsored events. And our presence at veteran job fairs is another reminder that we support them with a career where they can continue to do impactful work. But that doesn’t stop once you join us. In your role, you’ll discover a company that cares about its people, empowering everyone to excel in their job and tap into even bigger opportunities for themselves.
Waste Connections Cares
Our culture is one of caring. And that goes beyond supporting just our people and customers. Here, you’ll quickly realize there’s so much we do for our local communities, as well. Because just as Servant Leadership is a guiding principle in how we run our business, it also extends to how we interact with the cities, towns and neighborhoods we serve. Our resources give us the ability to make a difference for the people and causes we care about. Here’s just a few ways we’re helping out.
We know we have a unique responsibility to our planet. That’s why we are continuing to explore new ways to minimize our impact on our environment. Already we have done so much to transform how we dispose of waste. In many markets, we’re recycling or diverting over 50% of our collected waste volumes. And in some cases, that figure is as high as 70%. It's key that we remain proactive in our efforts. That’s why we’re putting money toward environmental causes that we care about. Our first major grant helped establish the Global Waste Research Institute (“GWRI”), advancing state of the art research and development of sustainable technologies and practices. We also regularly contribute to the Environmental Research Education Foundation (“EREF”) and fund over $1 million per year in research related to the environmental industry.
In Our Community
Bike Build At our annual Christmas bike-building drive, employees, families and friends assemble thousands of bicycles for local charities, first responders and military bases. To date, we’ve donated an estimated 50,000 bikes. Golf Classic For Kids Our charity golf event raises more than $1,000,000 each year for charities supporting at-risk youth and their families. Employee Relief Fund In 2017, we created the Waste Connections Employee Relief Fund to help employees and their immediate families who have experienced significant financial hardship following a natural disaster or other catastrophic events. Since then, we’ve donated nearly $700,000 in funding.
At Waste Connections, we measure our success by the continuing, positive impact we have within our local communities. The Company and its employees support more than a thousand organizations through direct contributions, volunteering or fundraising, with a majority of our philanthropic efforts focused on organizations that either support women and children at risk or address racial inequities at a local or national level.