Casella Waste Systems, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2010 Results; Provides Fiscal Year 2011 Guidance

Casella provides solid waste management services consisting of collection, transfer, disposal, and recycling services in the northeastern United States.

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Casella Waste Systems, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2010 Results; Provides Fiscal Year 2011 Guidance

June 7, 2010

RUTLAND, VT, Jun 07, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX News Network) -- Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CWST), a regional solid waste, recycling and resource management services company, today reported financial results for its fourth quarter and 2010 fiscal year, and gave guidance on its 2011 fiscal year.

Highlights include:

--  Revenues were up 11.5 percent from the same quarter last year, with
    6.7 percent growth in the Solid Waste group, the first quarter of
    Solid Waste volume growth in eight quarters and the eighth consecutive
    quarter of pricing growth.
--  Solid Waste volume growth in the quarter driven by higher landfill
    volumes and sequentially improving collection volumes; Recycling
    commodity prices strengthened sequentially for the fifth straight
    quarter.
--  Adjusted EBITDA* for the quarter was $29.1 million, up $3.8 million
    from the same quarter last year.
--  Adjusted EBITDA margin for the quarter was 22.3 percent, up 80 basis
    points from the same quarter last year.
--  Fiscal year 2010 guidance ranges achieved with revenues of $522.3
    million, Adjusted EBITDA of $123.6 million, and free cash flow of $0.8
    million.

"During this past fiscal year we made solid progress against our key strategic initiatives to improve free cash flow and begin the process of delevering our balance sheet," said John W. Casella, chairman and CEO of Casella Waste Systems. "Our valuation continues to be significantly depressed; however we believe that our strategy to repay debt and reduce leverage over the next two years is the right plan to drive long-term shareholder value."

"Our team is focused on improving the performance of our base operations and increasing free cash flow through profitable revenue growth, operating efficiency programs, completing landfill development initiatives, and select divestitures," Casella said.

"The success of our pricing, revenue growth, and operating efficiency programs are clear in our operating results for the fiscal year," Casella said. "In particular, our Adjusted EBITDA margins for fiscal year 2010 were up by 120 basis points over the same period last year, with the gains driven by further improvement in collection pricing, increased landfill volumes, higher commodity pricing, and the successful operating efficiency initiatives. This margin expansion is reflective of the operating leverage we gained during the downturn through the implementation of permanent cost controls and operating efficiency programs, such as dynamic truck routing, front-load conversions, and the centralized customer care center."

"We made excellent progress in driving additional value from our long-term investment in landfill capacity over the past year," Casella said. "With the late May permit issuance for the conversion of the Southbridge landfill from C&D residuals to MSW, our team has begun the process to drive additional value from our Massachusetts assets. Our sales team continues to work hard to attract new long-term contracted volumes to our landfills. Both of these initiatives are key long-term drivers in our strategy to harvest the value from our investments in landfill capacity across our integrated footprint."

"Through early June, we had completed three non-core divestitures with cash proceeds of approximately $3.3 million," Casella said. "We are in various stages of diligence with the sale of several other non-contributing assets and we remain confident that we are on target to sell $25.0 million of assets by December 2010, as previously targeted."

Fourth Quarter Results For the quarter ended April 30, 2010, the company reported revenues of $130.7 million, up $13.4 million or 11.5 percent over the same quarter last year.

Solid waste revenues were up 6.7 percent over the same quarter last year with 0.8 percent attributable to price, 0.2 percent attributable to fuel and oil recovery fees, 4.1 percent attributable to volume, and 1.3 percent attributable to commodity price and volume. Solid waste collection price was up 2.5 percent as a percentage of collection revenues over the same quarter last year. While solid waste disposal price was down 1.9 percent as a percentage of disposal revenues over the same quarter last year, disposal pricing improved sequentially from the third quarter.

The 4.1 percent increase in solid waste volumes was the result of a 3.9 percent increase in disposal volumes, a 0.1 percent increase in power generation, and a 2.1 percent increase in processing and recycling volumes, partially offset by a 2.0 percent decline in collection volume.

FCR revenues were up 29.7 percent over the same quarter last year with 26.2 percent attributable to price and 3.5 percent attributable to volume. More importantly, net revenue per ton of recyclables was up 3.5 percent over the same quarter last year, reflecting our risk mitigation programs that give to the customer a portion of higher commodity prices in exchange for long-term stability and protection from commodity price volatility. The risk programs mitigate cash flow volatility through floating revenue shares, variable tipping fees, index purchases, financial hedges, floor prices, and fixed price contracts. Net revenue per ton of recyclables equals gross commodity revenue, net of revenue shares, plus hedging revenues, plus tipping fees, less purchased materials.

The company's net loss applicable to common shareholders was ($5.2) million, or ($0.20) per common share in the quarter, compared to net loss of ($68.5) million, or ($2.67) per share for the same quarter last year.

Operating income was $10.5 million for the quarter, up $62.5 million from the same quarter last year. The company's Adjusted EBITDA* was $29.1 million for the quarter, up $3.8 million from the same quarter last year. Adjusted EBITDA margin was 22.3 percent for the quarter up 80 basis points from the same quarter last year.

Net cash provided by operating activities in the quarter was $22.6 million, down $3.9 million from the same quarter last year. Net cash provided by operating activities in the fourth quarter fiscal 2009 was favorably impacted by a $14.4 million increase due to the dissolution of the company's captive insurance company during the quarter. The company's free cash flow* in the quarter was $1.7 million, down $16.6 million from the same quarter last year, which had a $14.4 million benefit from the dissolution of the company's captive insurance company.

Fiscal 2010 Results For the fiscal year ended April 30, 2010, the company reported revenues of $522.3 million, down $29.6 million or 5.4 percent from fiscal year 2009. The company's net loss applicable to common shareholders was ($13.9) million, or ($0.54) per common share, for fiscal year 2010, compared to a net loss of ($68.0) million, or ($2.66) per share, for the same period last year.

Operating income was $44.4 million for fiscal year 2010, up $63.8 million from the same period last year. The company's Adjusted EBITDA* was $123.6 million for fiscal year 2010, down $0.6 million from the same period last year. Adjusted EBITDA margin was 23.7 percent for fiscal year 2010 up 120 basis points from the same period last year.

Net cash provided by operating activities for fiscal year 2010 was $69.3 million, down $6.6 million from the same period last year. Net cash provided by operating activities in fiscal 2009 was favorably impacted by a $14.4 million increase due to the dissolution of the company's captive insurance company during the quarter. The company's free cash flow* for fiscal year 2010 was $0.8 million, up $1.9 million from the same period last year, or up $16.3 million not including the impact of the dissolution of the company's captive insurance company in the previous year.

As of April 30, 2010, the company had cash on hand of $2.1 million, outstanding total debt level of $578.6 million, and $92.3 million of availability on its Senior Secured Revolving Credit Facility. More detailed financial results are contained in the tables accompanying this release.

During the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2010, the company recorded an additional environmental remediation charge of $0.4 million related to a scrap yard and transfer station owned by the company. In addition, during fiscal year 2010 the company recorded a severance and reorganization charge of $0.2 million in resulting from the consolidation of customer service to the new customer care center.

Fiscal 2011 Outlook "In fiscal year 2011, our emphasis is on further improving cash flows through increased pricing, operating efficiencies, focused capital deployment, and execution of our divestiture program," Casella said. "Our plan for the fiscal year assumes that economic activity remains soft with limited GDP growth, essentially mirroring the conditions that our business experienced during the last six months of our fiscal year 2010."

The company provided guidance for its fiscal year 2011, which began May 1, 2010, by estimating results in the following ranges:

--  Revenues between $532.0 million and $542.0 million;
--  Adjusted EBITDA* between $123.0 million and $127.0 million;
--  Capital Expenditures between $60.0 million and $66.0 million, with
    maintenance capital expenditures of $53.0 million to $56.0 million and
    growth capital expenditures of $7.0 million to $10.0 million; and
--  Free Cash Flow* between $1.0 million and $8.0 million.  Please note
    our definition of "Free Cash Flow" for fiscal year 2011 is as follows:
    net cash provided by operating activities; less capital expenditures;
    less payments on landfill operating leases; less assets acquired
    through financing leases; plus proceeds from sales of property and
    equipment.

The company said the following assumptions are built into its fiscal year 2011 outlook:

--  No material changes in the regional economy from the fourth quarter
    fiscal year 2010.
--  In the solid waste business, revenue growth of between 0.5 percent and
    2.0 percent, with price growth targeted at 50 basis points in excess
    of CPI; volumes up mainly from expected landfill volume growth at the
    Ontario and Hakes landfills.
--  In the recycling business, overall revenue growth of between 0.5
    percent and 2.5 percent, with price up and volumes down.
--  In the major accounts business, overall revenue growth of between 20.0
    percent and 25.0 percent, principally through volume growth with the
    addition of new contracts.  The major accounts line of business
    requires little to no capital, however growth of this high return on
    invested capital business is expected to negatively impact overall
    margins by 50 basis points year-over-year.
--  The following project specific impacts are included in the overall
    guidance estimates for fiscal year 2011:  With the new permit issued
    at the Southbridge landfill, the company plans to begin converting
    tonnages to municipal solid waste and expects an approximate
    incremental Adjusted EBITDA contribution of $1.0 million for the
    fiscal year with a six month conversion period.  The Maine Energy
    Recovery Company waste-to-energy facility began selling power in the
    "day ahead" market in May 2010, which at current market rates is
    estimated to result in a negative $5.0 million year-over-year revenue
    variance.  The Pine Tree landfill was permanently closed during Q3
    fiscal year 2010, which will result in a negative $4.4 million
    year-over-year Adjusted EBITDA variance.  In the FCR group, the
    company plans to complete four Zero-Sort(R) Recycling conversions
    during the fiscal year, with three of the projects funded by our
    municipal partners.
--  No acquisitions are included in guidance.

Free cash flow of $1.0 million to $8.0 million is based on net cash provided by operating activities of $63.0 million to $67.0 million. Cash interest expense is expected to increase by $10.0 million over the previous fiscal year due to the timing of interest payments on the 2014 Second Lien Notes. Payments on landfill operating leases are estimated at $6.0 million, and depletion of landfill operating lease obligations and interest accretion on landfill and environmental remediation liabilities are estimated at $12.0 million.

*Non-GAAP Financial Measures In addition to disclosing financial results prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), we also disclose earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA), adjusted for severance and reorganization charges, goodwill impairment charge, environmental remediation charge as well as development project charges (Adjusted EBITDA) and free cash flow, which are non-GAAP measures. In the future we may modify items considered in defining free cash flow and Adjusted EBITDA if we believe it will help the understanding of our financial performance.

These measures are provided because we understand that certain investors use this information when analyzing the financial position of companies in the solid waste industry, including us. Historically, these measures have been key in comparing operating efficiency of publicly traded companies in the solid waste industry, and assist investors in measuring our ability to meet capital expenditures, payments on landfill operating lease contracts, and working capital requirements. For these reasons we utilize these non-GAAP metrics to measure our performance at all levels. Free cash flow, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are not intended to replace "Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities," which is the most comparable GAAP financial measure. Moreover, these measures do not necessarily indicate whether cash flow will be sufficient for such items as capital expenditures, payments on landfill operating lease contracts, or working capital, or to react to changes in our industry or to the economy generally. Because these measures are not calculated by all companies in the same fashion, they may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies.

About Casella Waste Systems, Inc. Casella Waste Systems, Inc., headquartered in Rutland, Vermont, provides solid waste management services consisting of collection, transfer, disposal, and recycling services primarily in the eastern United States.

For further information, contact Ned Coletta, director of investor relations at (802) 772-2239, or visit the company's website at http://www.casella.com.

Conference call to discuss fourth quarter and fiscal year 2010 The company will host a conference call to discuss these results on Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. ET. Individuals interested in participating in the call should dial (866) 316-1370 or (913) 312-0675 at least 10 minutes before start time. The call will also be webcast; to listen, participants should visit Casella Waste Systems' website at http://www.casella.com and follow the appropriate link to the webcast. A replay of the call will be available on the company's website, or by calling (888) 203-1112 or (719) 457-0820 (passcode 4226870) until 11:59 p.m. CT on Tuesday, June 15, 2010.

Safe Harbor Statement Certain matters discussed in this press release are "forward-looking statements" intended to qualify for the safe harbors from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can generally be identified as such by the context of the statements, including words such as the company "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "plans," "may," "will," "would," "intends," "estimates" and other similar expressions, whether in the negative or affirmative. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about the industry and markets in which we operate and management's beliefs and assumptions. We cannot guarantee that we actually will achieve the plans, intentions or expectations disclosed in the forward-looking statements made. Such forward-looking statements, and all phases of our operations, involve a number of risks and uncertainties, any one or more of which could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in our forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include or relate to, among other things: current economic conditions have adversely affected and may continue to adversely affect our revenues and our operating margin; we may be unable to reduce costs or increase revenues sufficiently to achieve estimated EBITDA and other targets; landfill operations and permit status may be affected by factors outside our control; we may be required to incur capital expenditures in excess of our estimates; fluctuations in the commodity pricing of our recyclables may make it more difficult for us to predict our results of operations or meet our estimates; and we may incur environmental charges or asset impairments in the future. There are a number of other important risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements. These additional risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, those detailed in Item 1A, "Risk Factors" in our Form 10-K/A for the year ended April 30, 2009 and in the Form 10-K to be filed for the year ended April 30, 2010.

We undertake no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

               CASELLA WASTE SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
                  CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
                (In thousands, except amounts per share)
                                 Three Months Ended   Twelve Months Ended
                                --------------------  --------------------
                                April 30,  April 30,  April 30,  April 30,
                                  2009       2010       2009       2010
                                ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Revenues                        $ 117,264  $ 130,721  $ 551,937  $ 522,328
Operating expenses:
  Cost of operations               78,346     88,689    371,200    347,460
  General and administration       17,128     15,784     67,591     61,868
  Depreciation and amortization    16,630     15,458     72,526     68,275
  Goodwill impairment charge       55,286          -     55,286          -
  Environmental remediation
   charge                           1,533        335      4,356        335
  Development project charge          375          -        355          -
                                ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
                                  169,298    120,266    571,314    477,938
                                ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Operating income (loss)           (52,034)    10,455    (19,377)    44,390
Other expense/(income), net:
  Interest expense, net             9,217     14,616     39,039     54,270
  Loss on debt modification             -          -          -        511
  Loss from equity method
   investments                        247      1,385      2,157      2,691
 Other income                        (244)      (361)      (792)      (849)
                                ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
                                    9,220     15,640     40,404     56,623
                                ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Loss from continuing operations
 before income taxes
 and discontinued operations      (61,254)    (5,185)   (59,781)   (12,233)
Provision for income taxes          7,268        820      8,749      3,018
                                ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Loss from continuing operations
 before discontinued operations   (68,522)    (6,005)   (68,530)   (15,251)
Discontinued Operations:
 Income from discontinued
  operations, net of income
  taxes (1)                            46          -        442        213
 Income on disposal of
  discontinued operations, net
  of income taxes (1)                  26        852         63      1,180
                                ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Net loss available to common
 stockholders                   $ (68,450) $  (5,153) $ (68,025) $ (13,858)
                                =========  =========  =========  =========
Common stock and common stock
 equivalent shares outstanding,
 assuming full dilution            25,667     25,810     25,584     25,731
                                =========  =========  =========  =========
Net loss per common share       $   (2.67) $   (0.20) $   (2.66) $   (0.54)
                                =========  =========  =========  =========
Adjusted EBITDA (2)             $  25,361  $  29,124  $ 124,194  $ 123,558
                                =========  =========  =========  =========
               CASELLA WASTE SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
                  CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
                              (In thousands)
                                                      April 30,  April 30,
                          ASSETS                         2009       2010
                                                      ---------- ----------
CURRENT ASSETS:
  Cash and cash equivalents                           $    1,838 $    2,035
  Restricted cash                                            508         76
  Accounts receivable - trade, net of allowance for
   doubtful accounts                                      51,296     61,722
  Other current assets                                    23,093     18,231
                                                      ---------- ----------
Total current assets                                      76,735     82,064
Property, plant and equipment, net of accumulated
 depreciation                                            486,351    480,053
Goodwill                                                 125,709    125,792
Intangible assets, net                                     2,635      3,085
Restricted cash                                              127        228
Investments in unconsolidated entities                    41,798     40,965
Other non-current assets                                  17,607     22,627
                                                      ---------- ----------
Total assets                                          $  750,962 $  754,814
                                                      ========== ==========
             LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
CURRENT LIABILITIES:
  Current maturities of long-term debt and capital
   leases                                             $    1,718 $    2,000
  Current maturities of financing lease obligations        1,344      1,449
  Accounts payable                                        34,623     40,139
  Other accrued liabilities                               39,350     46,492
                                                      ---------- ----------
Total current liabilities                                 77,035     90,080
Long-term debt and capital leases, less current
 maturities                                              547,145    556,130
Financing lease obligations, less current maturities      12,281     10,832
Other long-term liabilities                               48,191     47,476
Stockholders' equity                                      66,310     50,296
                                                      ---------- ----------
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity            $  750,962 $  754,814
                                                      ========== ==========
               CASELLA WASTE SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
              CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
                              (In thousands)
                                                      Twelve Months Ended
                                                      --------------------
                                                      April 30,  April 30,
                                                        2009       2010
                                                      ---------  ---------
Cash Flows from Operating Activities:
Net loss                                              $ (68,025) $ (13,858)
Income from discontinued operations, net                   (442)      (213)
Income on disposal of discontinued operations, net          (63)    (1,180)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss
 to net cash provided by operating activities -
   Gain on sale of equipment                               (352)    (1,325)
   Depreciation and amortization                         72,526     68,275
   Depletion of landfill operating lease obligations      6,416      6,867
   Interest accretion on landfill and environmental
    remediation liabilities                               3,262      3,506
   Goodwill impairment                                   55,286
   Environmental remediation charge                       4,356        335
   Development project charges                              355
   Amortization of premium on senior notes                 (675)      (727)
   Amortization of discount on term loan and second
    lien notes                                                -      1,667
   Loss from equity method investments                    2,157      2,691
   Loss on debt modification                                  -        511
   Stock-based compensation                               1,679      2,242
   Excess tax benefit on the exercise of stock options     (162)         -
   Deferred income taxes                                  8,436      3,031
   Changes in assets and liabilities, net of
    effects of acquisitions and divestitures             (8,875)    (2,556)
                                                      ---------  ---------
                                                        144,409     84,517
                                                      ---------  ---------
     Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities           75,879     69,266
                                                      ---------  ---------
Cash Flows from Investing Activities:
   Acquisitions, net of cash acquired                    (2,394)      (864)
   Additions to property, plant and equipment - growth  (10,570)    (4,346)
    - maintenance                                       (47,166)   (50,004)
   Payments on landfill operating lease obligations      (5,102)   (13,737)
   Other                                                 (1,016)     4,385
                                                      ---------  ---------
     Net Cash Used In Investing Activities              (66,248)   (64,566)
                                                      ---------  ---------
Cash Flows from Financing Activities:
   Proceeds from long-term borrowings                   127,600    492,344
   Principal payments on long-term debt                (142,003)  (486,322)
   Payment of financing costs                              (348)   (14,089)
   Proceeds from exercise of stock options                1,462        260
   Excess tax benefit on the exercise of stock options      162          -
                                                      ---------  ---------
     Net Cash Used in Financing Activities              (13,127)    (7,807)
                                                      ---------  ---------
Cash Provided by Discontinued Operations                  2,520      3,304
                                                      ---------  ---------
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents       (976)       197
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period            2,814      1,838
                                                      ---------  ---------
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period              $   1,838  $   2,035
                                                      =========  =========
Supplemental Disclosures:
Cash interest                                         $  40,623  $  44,183
Cash income taxes, net of refunds                     $     332  $     234
               CASELLA WASTE SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
                NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
                              (In thousands)
Note 1:   As of April 30, 2008, the Company deemed its FCR Greenville
operation as held for sale and classified this operation as a discontinued
operation pursuant to guidance on discontinued operations. The divestiture
was completed in June 2008 for cash proceeds of $670. A loss amounting to
$34 (net of tax) has been recorded to loss on disposal of discontinued
operations in fiscal year 2009.
          The Company completed the divestiture of its FCR Great Northern
Recycling Canadian operation in the third quarter of fiscal year 2010 for a
settlement amount of $400 in cash.  In the fourth quarter of fiscal year
2010, the Company also completed the divestiture of its domestic brokerage
operations for a settlement amount of $1,350.  The Company had previously
accounted for these transactions as assets under contractual obligation.
This resulted in a gain on disposal of discontinued operations (net of tax)
amounting to $97 and $1,135 for fiscal years 2009 and 2010.
          The Company's contract for its FCR Cape May operation expired in
the third quarter of fiscal year 2010.  Accordingly, this operation has
been treated as a discontinued operation.
          The operating results of these operations for the three and
twelve months ended April 30, 2009 and 2010 have been reclassified from
continuing to discontinued operations in the Company's consolidated
financial statements.
Note 2:   Non - GAAP Financial Measures
          In addition to disclosing financial results prepared in
accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), we also
disclose earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization
(EBITDA), adjusted for accretion, depletion of landfill operating lease
obligations, severance and reorganization charges, goodwill impairment
charge, environmental remediation charge as well as development project
charges (Adjusted EBITDA) and free cash flow, which are non-GAAP measures.
          These measures are provided because we understand that certain
investors use this information when analyzing the financial position of the
solid waste industry, including us. Historically, these measures have been
key in comparing operating efficiency of publicly traded companies within
the industry, and assist investors in measuring our ability to meet capital
expenditures, payments on landfill operating lease contracts and working
capital requirements. For these reasons, we utilize these non-GAAP metrics
to measure our performance at all levels. EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Free
Cash Flow are not intended to replace "Net Cash Provided by Operating
Activities", which is the most comparable GAAP financial measure. Moreover,
these measures do not necessarily indicate whether cash flow will be
sufficient for such items as working capital, payments on landfill
operating lease contracts or capital expenditures, or to react to changes
in our industry or to the economy generally. Because these measures are not
calculated by all companies in the same fashion, they may not be comparable
to similarly titled measures reported by other companies.
  Following is a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA and EBITDA to Net Cash
  Provided by Operating Activities:
                                 Three Months Ended   Twelve Months Ended
                                --------------------  --------------------
                                April 30,  April 30,  April 30,  April 30,
                                  2009       2010       2009       2010
                                ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Net Cash Provided by Operating
 Activities                     $  26,538  $  22,620  $  75,879  $  69,266
Changes in assets and
 liabilities, net of effects of
 acquisitions and divestitures    (11,494)    (7,045)     8,875      2,556
Stock-based compensation, net
 of excess tax benefit on
 exercise of options                 (291)      (515)    (1,517)    (2,242)
Provision for income taxes, net
 of deferred taxes                     37       (196)       313        (13)
Net interest expense plus
 amortization of
 premium/discount                   9,391     14,277     39,714     53,330
Severance and reorganization
 charges                            1,370        107      1,370        185
Gain on sale of equipment and
 other                               (190)      (124)      (440)       476
                                ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Adjusted EBITDA (2)                25,361     29,124    124,194    123,558
Interest accretion on landfill
 and environmental remediation
 liabilities                         (848)      (838)    (3,262)    (3,506)
Depletion of landfill operating
 lease obligations                 (1,398)    (1,931)    (6,416)    (6,867)
                                ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
EBITDA (2)                      $  23,115  $  26,355  $ 114,516  $ 113,185
                                =========  =========  =========  =========
  Following is a reconciliation of Free Cash Flow to Net Cash Provided by
  Operating Activities:
                                 Three Months Ended   Twelve Months Ended
                                --------------------  --------------------
                                 April 30,  April 30, April 30,  April 30,
                                   2009       2010      2009       2010
                                ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Net Cash Provided by Operating
 Activities                     $  26,538  $  22,620  $  75,879  $  69,266
Capital expenditures               (7,587)   (15,031)   (57,736)   (54,350)
Payments on landfill operating
 leases                              (701)    (5,934)    (5,102)   (13,737)
Assets acquired through
 financing leases                       -          -    (14,115)      (404)
                                ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Free Cash Flow                  $  18,250  $   1,655  $  (1,074) $     775
                                =========  =========  =========  =========
               CASELLA WASTE SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
                         SUPPLEMENTAL DATA TABLES
                                (Unaudited)
                               (In thousands)
Amounts of the Company's total revenues attributable to services provided
are as follows:
                                 Three Months Ended   Twelve Months Ended
                                      April 30,             April 30,
                                --------------------  --------------------
                                  2009       2010       2009       2010
                                ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Collection                      $  48,907  $  48,655  $ 218,362  $ 204,242
Disposal                           21,914     25,032    111,146    107,398
Power/LFGTE                         7,057      6,935     28,448     27,778
Processing and recycling           10,747     13,935     58,271     50,313
                                ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Solid waste operations             88,625     94,557    416,227    389,731
Major accounts                      8,289      9,776     34,660     38,678
FCR recycling                      20,350     26,388    101,050     93,919
                                ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Total revenues                  $ 117,264  $ 130,721  $ 551,937  $ 522,328
                                =========  =========  =========  =========
Components of revenue growth for the three months ended April 30, 2010
compared to the three months ended April 30, 2009:
Solid waste operations (1)      Core price                  0.8%
                                Fuel recovery fee           0.3%
                                Volume                      4.1%
                                Commodity price and
                                 volume                     1.3%
                                                      ---------
Total growth - Solid waste operations                       6.5%
                                                      =========
FCR  operations (1)             Price                      26.2%
                                Volume                      3.5%
                                                       --------
Total growth - FCR operations                              29.7%
                                                       ========
Acquisitions                                                0.2%
Total revenue growth (2)                                   11.5%
(1) - Calculated as a percentage of segment revenues.
(2) - Calculated as a percentage of total revenues.
Solid Waste Internalization Rates by Region (1):
                                 Three Months Ended   Twelve Months Ended
                                      April 30,             April 30,
                                --------------------  --------------------
                                   2009      2010        2009       2010
                                ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Eastern region                       52.0%      54.7%      49.2%      52.0%
Central region                       81.1%      77.6%      78.9%      77.0%
Western region                       63.0%      69.8%      66.0%      69.7%
Solid waste internalization          63.7%      64.4%      63.7%      65.0%
(1)  In the quarter ended July 31, 2009, the Company revised its
internalization rate calculation to include third party waste received at
its transfer facilities and disposed at its own landfills. The prior year
internalization rates have been revised accordingly.
               CASELLA WASTE SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
                         SUPPLEMENTAL DATA TABLES
                                (Unaudited)
                              (In thousands)
GreenFiber Financial Statistics - as reported (1):
                      Three Months Ended   Twelve Months Ended
                           April 30,             April 30,
                     --------------------  --------------------
                       2009       2010       2009       2010
                     ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Revenues             $  27,657  $  20,240  $ 129,810  $ 102,785
Net (loss) income         (266)    (2,747)    (4,315)    (5,380)
Cash flow from
 operations              1,519        808     10,910      6,050
Net working capital
 changes                (1,178)     1,071      3,515        (20)
Adjusted EBITDA      $   2,697  $    (263) $   7,395  $   6,070
As a percentage of
 revenue:
Net loss                  -1.0%     -13.6%      -3.3%      -5.2%
Adjusted EBITDA            9.8%      -1.3%       5.7%       5.9%
(1)  The Company holds  50% interest in US Green Fiber, LLC ("GreenFiber"),
a joint venture that manufactures, markets and sells cellulose insulation
made from recycled fiber.
Components of Growth and Maintenance Capital Expenditures (1):
                                  Three Months Ended  Twelve Months Ended
                                      April 30,             April 30,
                                --------------------  ---------------------
                                   2009       2010      2009      2010
                                ---------  ---------  ---------  ----------
Growth Capital Expenditures:
  Landfill  Development         $       -  $     701  $   6,642  $    1,727
  MRF Equipment Upgrades                -          -      1,310           -
  Other                               405        671      2,618       2,619
                                ---------  ---------  ---------  ----------
Total Growth Capital
 Expenditures                         405      1,372     10,570       4,346
                                ---------  ---------  ---------  ----------
Maintenance Capital
 Expenditures:
  Vehicles, Machinery / Equipment
   and Containers                   1,485      5,728     14,430      15,523
  Landfill Construction &
   Equipment                        5,601      7,231     28,325      30,362
  Facilities                          353        347      2,642       3,068
  Other                               313        353      1,769       1,051
                                ---------  ---------  ---------  ----------
Total Maintenance Capital
 Expenditures                       7,752     13,659     47,166      50,004
                                ---------  ---------  ---------  ----------
Total Capital
 Expenditures                   $   8,157  $  15,031  $  57,736  $   54,350
                                =========  =========  =========  ==========
(1) The Company's capital expenditures are broadly defined as pertaining to
either growth or maintenance activities.  Growth capital expenditures are
defined as costs related to development of new airspace, permit expansions,
new recycling contracts along with incremental costs of equipment and
infrastructure added to further such activities.  Growth capital
expenditures include the cost of equipment added directly as a result of
new business as well as expenditures associated with increasing
infrastructure to increase throughput at transfer stations and recycling
facilities.  Maintenance capital expenditures are defined as landfill cell
construction costs not related to expansion airspace, costs for normal
permit renewals and replacement costs for equipment due to age or
obsolescence.

Contact:
Ned Coletta
Director of Investor Relations
(802) 772-2239


SOURCE: Casella Waste Systems, Inc.



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