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WASTE CONNECTIONS ANNOUNCES DATES FOR FOURTH QUARTER 2011 EARNINGS RELEASE AND 2012 OUTLOOK

Jan 16, 2012

THE WOODLANDS, TX, January 18, 2012 - Waste Connections, Inc. (NYSE: WCN) announced that it will report financial results for the fourth quarter of 2011 and outlook for the full year 2012 after the close of the stock market on February 7, 2012.  The Company will be hosting an investor conference call related to this release on February 8th at 8:30 A.M. Eastern Time.

To access the call, listeners should dial 800-638-4930 (domestic) or 617-614-3944 (international) approximately 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time and ask the operator for the Waste Connections conference call, Passcode # 93823617.  A replay of the conference call will be available until February 15, 2012, by calling 888-286-8010 (domestic) or 617-801-6888 (international) and entering Passcode # 74292680.

The call also will be broadcast live over the Internet at www.streetevents.com or through a link on our website at www.wasteconnections.com.  A playback of the call will be available at both of these websites.  Copies of financial literature, including this release, are available on the Waste Connections website at www.wasteconnections.comor through contacting us directly at (916) 608-8200.

Waste Connections also announced that executives of the Company currently plan on presenting at the following events during the first quarter of 2012:

Feb 14th/15th   Deutsche Bank Small & Mid Cap Conference (Miami)
Feb 28th/29th UBS SMID Cap One-on-One Symposium (Boston)
March 5th Raymond James Annual Institutional Investors Conference (Orlando)
March 13th Credit Suisse Global Services Conference (Phoenix)
   

Although these presentations are not expected to include any material non-public information, the Company will post the presentation slides on its web site atwww.wasteconnections.com under the tabs titled Investor Presentations and Investor Relations.  The slides will be posted some time during the 24-hour period prior to the scheduled presentation time.

Waste Connections, Inc. is an integrated solid waste services company that provides solid waste collection, transfer, disposal and recycling services in mostly exclusive and secondary markets.  The Company serves more than two million residential, commercial and industrial customers from a network of operations in 29 states.  The Company also provides intermodal services for the movement of containers in the Pacific Northwest.  Waste Connections, Inc. was founded in September 1997 and is headquartered in The Woodlands, TX.

CONTACT: 
Worthing Jackman / (916) 608-8266
worthingj@wasteconnections.com