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Mar 5, 2012

THE WOODLANDS, TX, March 5, 2012 - Waste Connections, Inc. (NYSE: WCN) today announced that on March 1, 2012, it completed the acquisition of the operations of Alaska Pacific Environmental Services Anchorage, LLC and Alaska Green Waste Solutions, LLC (together, "Alaska Waste").  

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 30 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, Texas.

For more information, visit the Waste Connections web site at www.wasteconnections.com.  Copies of financial literature, including this release, are available on the Waste Connections web site or through contacting us directly at (832) 442-2200.

Worthing Jackman / (832) 442-2266                        Mary Anne Whitney / (916) 608-8253
worthingj@wasteconnections.com                        maryannew@wasteconnections.com