Casella Waste Systems, Inc. Files Shelf Registration Statement as a Renewal of Expiring Shelf

Casella provides integrated solid waste, recycling, and resource management services in the northeastern United States.


Casella Waste Systems, Inc. Files Shelf Registration Statement as a Renewal of Expiring Shelf

October 16, 2008

RUTLAND, VT, Oct 16, 2008 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX News Network) -- Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CWST), a regional solid waste, recycling and resource management services company, filed a S-3 Registration Statement on October 15, 2008 with the SEC. The purpose of the filing is to renew and replace an existing Registration Statement set to expire on December 1, 2008. No drawdowns have been made against the existing Registration Statement.

The Company does not have plans to issue securities under the existing or the renewed Registration Statements until market conditions are favorable. The S-3 enables the Company to register up to an aggregate dollar amount of $250,000,000 of its securities.

About Casella Waste Systems, Inc.

Casella Waste Systems is an integrated solid waste and resource management company headquartered in Rutland, Vermont. For further information, investors should contact Ned Coletta, director of investor relations at (802) 772-2239; or visit the company's website at

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: our landfill gas-to-energy facilities might not perform as expected; 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, continuing weakness in general economic conditions and poor weather conditions may affect our revenues; we may be required to incur capital expenditures in excess of our estimates; and 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. 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 for the year ended April 30, 2008. We do not necessarily intend to update publicly any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

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

SOURCE: Casella Waste Systems, Inc.

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