Our Story

WCA is a vertically integrated non-hazardous solid waste management company providing waste collection, transfer, material processing and disposal services. WCA commenced business operations in 2000 in Houston, Texas and has expanded under the guidance of a veteran management team to cover twelve states. WCA provides services to over half a million residential and commercial/ industrial customers.

WCA is a diverse business which operates in the context of a variety of unique cultures and climates. Despite our size, WCA prides itself on its decentralized structure and its ability to provide the local understanding and personalized service of a much smaller business. WCA maintains a team of experienced, knowledgeable and caring people. These individuals understand the company and are more than capable of handling most situations on their own. Where they require additional resources, WCA is well positioned to provide them, with a team of more than 1,000 customer service orientated employees and a fleet over 850 vehicles.

WCA strives to be a leader in the solid waste industry and holds itself to the highest environmental and ethical standards. The WCA management team is committed to creating a company culture where employees understand and respect the value of protecting the environment, and is driving forward new initiatives, such as Compressed Natural Gas fueled trucks, to reduce the company footprint. WCA consistently gives back to the communities it serves, and has been instrumental in recovery and community assistance efforts following major storms.

After being publicly listed since 2004, WCA was taken private in 2012 by Macquarie Infrastructure Partners II (MIP II), an unlisted infrastructure fund managed by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA), a division of the Macquarie Group.  MIP II is focused on investments in the U.S. and Canada and is managed by MIRA professionals based in New York.  Today, WCA is led by an experienced group of industry experts with a combined 100 plus years of waste sector experience. Collectively, this team has managed large divisions of publicly traded entities, private equity-backed consolidators and privately-held family operations. WCA has the drive, the experience and the financial resources to become the leader in the markets we serve. WCA is “on the move” to provide you with the safest customer service at the best price.