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This website contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. federal securities laws. All statements other than statements of historical facts on this website, including, without limitation, those regarding our business strategy, financial position, results of operations, plans, prospects and objectives of management for future operations (including development plans and objectives relating to our activities), are forward-looking statements. Many, but not all, of these statements can be found by looking for words like "expect," "anticipate," "goal," "project," "plan," "believe," "seek," "will," "may," "forecast," "estimate," "intend," "future" and similar words. Statements that address activities, events or developments that we intend, expect or believe may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements do not guarantee future performance and may involve risks, uncertainties and other factors which could cause our actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from the future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied in those forward-looking statements.

Examples of these risks, uncertainties and other factors include, but are not limited to:

  • our history of losses;
  • operating in a highly competitive industry and the inability to compete effectively with larger and better capitalized companies and governmental service providers;
  • results being vulnerable to a downturn in economic conditions;
  • we may lose contracts through competitive bidding, early termination or governmental action;
  • some of our customers, including governmental entities, have suffered financial difficulties affecting their credit risk, which could negatively impact our operating results;
  • our financial and operating performance may be affected by the inability in some instances to renew landfill operating permits, obtain new landfills or expand existing ones;
  • the cost of operation and/or future construction of our existing landfills may become economically unfeasible causing us to abandon or cease operations;
  • we could be precluded from maintaining permits or entering into certain contracts if we are unable to obtain sufficient third-party financial assurance or adequate insurance coverage;
  • our accruals for our landfill site closure and post-closure costs may be inadequate;
  • our cash flow may not be sufficient to finance our high capital expenditure requirements;
  • our acquisitions, including our ability to integrate acquired businesses, or that the acquired businesses will have unexpected risks or liabilities;
  • the seasonal nature of our business and event-driven waste projects that could cause our results to fluctuate;
  • we may be subject to judicial, administrative or other third-party proceedings that could interrupt or limit our operations, result in adverse judgments, settlements or fines and create negative publicity;
  • fuel supply and prices that may fluctuate significantly and that we may not be able to pass on cost increases to our customers or effectively hedge such costs;
  • fluctuations in the prices of commodities;
  • increases in labor and disposal costs and related transportation costs could adversely impact our financial results;
  • derivatives could adversely affect our results;
  • efforts by labor unions to organize our workforce could adversely affect operating results;
  • we depend significantly on the services of the members of our senior, regional and local management teams, and the departure of any of those persons could cause our operating results to suffer;
  • we are increasingly dependent on technology in our operations and, if our technology fails, our business could be adversely affected;
  • a cybersecurity incident could negatively impact our business and our relationships with customers;
  • operational and safety risks, including the risk of personal injury to employees and others;
  • we are subject to substantial governmental regulation and failure to comply with these requirements, as well as enforcement actions and litigation arising from an actual or perceived breach of such requirements, could subject us to fines, penalties and judgments, and impose limits on our ability to operate and expand;
  • operations being subject to environmental, health and safety laws and regulations, as well as contractual obligations that may result in significant liabilities;
  • future changes in laws or renewed enforcement of laws regulating the flow of solid waste in interstate commerce could adversely affect our operating results;
  • fundamental change in the waste management industry as traditional waste streams are increasingly viewed as renewable resources and changes in laws and environmental policies may limit the items that enter the waste stream, any of which may adversely impact volumes and tipping fees at our landfills;
  • alternatives to landfill disposal may cause our revenues and operating results to decline;
  • our substantial indebtedness and our working capital deficit;
  • our ability to implement growth strategy as and when planned; and
  • other risks described in in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission available to the public on the SEC’s website at

The above examples are not exhaustive and new risks may emerge from time to time. Except as required by law, we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Such forward-looking statements are based on our current beliefs, assumptions, expectations, estimates and projections regarding our present and future business strategies and the environment in which we will operate in the future. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this website. We expressly disclaim any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statement contained herein to reflect any change in our expectations with regard thereto or any change of events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement was based.

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Advanced Disposal is the fourth largest solid waste company in the United States

2.8 million residential customers located throughout16 states

A fleet of more than 3,000 hauling vehicles servicing over 200,000 commercial & industrial customers

We take care to leave our streets and cities cleaner than we found them.

93 hauling collection facilities located within the communities we serve.

Approximately 35,000 tons ofwaste per work day collected by94 hauling collection facilities

73 transfer stations providing environmental solutions for non-hazardous waste reduction and disposal.

Management Team

Richard Burke , , , Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Burke serves as Chief Executive Officer of Advanced Disposal (NYSE: ADSW). Before serving as CEO, he served as President of the company and was responsible for mergers and acquisitions, purchasing, risk management, human resources and strategic planning. He joined Advanced Disposal following the acquisition of Veolia Environmental Services Solid Waste in November 2012, where he was President and CEO of Veolia Environmental Services North America since 2007.

Mr. Burke began his employment with Veolia in 1999 as Area Manager for the Southeast Wisconsin area. He served as Regional Vice President for the Eastern and Southern markets until he was appointed Chief Executive Officer. As CEO, Mr. Burke was responsible for leading Veolia Environmental Services in the U.S. and Canada, which included annual revenue of $2 billion, more than 200 locations and a team of 10,000 employees. Prior to joining Veolia, he spent 12 years with Waste Management (NYSE: WM) in a variety of leadership positions. He currently serves on the Board of US Ecology, Inc. (Nasdaq: ECOL), the Environmental Research and Education Foundation, K9s for Warriors, and in July 2019, was appointed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to serve on the Florida Transportation Commission. Mr. Burke holds a bachelor’s degree from Randolph Macon College.

John Spegal , , , Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer of Advanced Disposal, John Spegal is responsible for companywide operations for Advanced Disposal’s footprint, in particular he will have oversight of the collection, recycling and landfill operations, safety, sales and acquisitions. He also oversees fleet maintenance and employee training and development. Prior to stepping in to the role of COO, John served the company as Vice President of Business Development when he joined Advanced Disposal in 2013.

Prior to joining Advanced Disposal, John spent more than six years with AIR-serv Group LLC as Regional Vice President and was responsible for their East coast operations. Prior to that, he was at Allied Waste Industries/Browning Ferris Industries for more than 20 years serving in various management roles throughout the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Southern regions, including Puerto Rico. John holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina.

Steven Carn , , , Chief Financial Officer

Steven Carn is the Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, and a member of the Board of Directors of Advanced Disposal. He joined Advanced Disposal in April 2001 and served as Chief Accounting Officer until August 2006 when he was promoted to Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Advanced Disposal, Steven served for three years as Chief Financial Officer of Town Star Food Stores, LLC, a convenience store business with over $30 million in annual revenues. Prior to his service with Town Star, he served as Senior Consultant with CFO Services, Inc., a company engaged primarily in providing temporary chief financial officer services to emerging companies in the Jacksonville, Florida area. He began his career as an accountant with Ernst & Young in 1987. Steven graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration in 1987 and is a certified public accountant in Ohio.

Melissa "Missy" Westerman , , , Chief Accounting Officer

Melissa Westerman serves as Chief Accounting Officer of Advanced Disposal. Prior to joining ADS, she served as Vice President and Controller at Florida East Coast Railway. Prior to her role at the FEC, Ms. Westerman worked at CSX Transportation, Inc. for 12 years in various roles including Assistant Vice President Assistant Controller and Assistant Vice President Capital Planning and Enterprise Risk Management. Before then, Ms. Westerman was with the accounting firm Arthur Andersen. She graduated from the University of Florida with both her Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Michael Slattery , , , Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary

Michael K. Slattery is Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Advanced Disposal. He also serves as a member of the executive committee and as corporate secretary. Prior to joining Advanced Disposal, Michael most recently served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Veolia Environmental Services North America for eight years with responsibility for the management of the law department and all legal affairs in North America. Prior to joining Veolia, Michael served as Vice President & Deputy General Counsel for Fruit of the Loom, Inc. with responsibility for the management of legal affairs throughout North America, Canada, Europe, North Africa and Latin America. Prior to Fruit of the Loom, he served as Vice President and General Counsel for Wheelabrator Technologies, Inc. and as General Counsel for several major North and Latin American operating divisions for Waste Management, Inc. over his 15 year career with Waste Management. Michael is a graduate of the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, where he was an assistant editor of the John Marshall Law Review. He earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from St. Joseph’s College in Rennselaer, Ind.

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About Advanced Disposal

Advanced Disposal brings fresh ideas and solutions to the business of a clean environment. As the fourth largest solid waste company in the U.S., we provide integrated, non-hazardous solid waste collection, recycling and disposal services to residential, commercial, industrial and construction customers across 16 states and the Bahamas. Our team is dedicated to finding effective, sustainable solutions to preserve the environment for future generations.

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