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Our goal is to make recycling quick and easy for our customers. This smart recycling process encourages cooperation and commitment from our community. We’re invested in building a clean future for generations to come.

“Barco is committed to improving the environment and the future of the communities we live in and serve. We believe that our services are integral in improving environmental quality. We are always mindful of providing the most cost-effective waste management solutions for our customers.”

Our History

Waste Connections was founded in 1997 by a group of industry professionals in Washington and Idaho. After a year of rapid growth, the company decided to go public and launched its IPO in May 1998. 

Since then, Waste Connections has been devoted to finding environmentally friendly waste disposal and recycling solutions. We believe our services play an integral part in improving the quality of our environment in the communities we serve. 


In January 2022, Waste Connections acquired the Friedman Recycling Plant in El Paso, Texas, and renamed it BARCO El Paso. 

BARCO is staffed by locals — your friends and neighbors — who are committed to keeping El Paso’s neighborhoods clean and environmentally safe. We maintain a growth culture where our employees can maximize their potential personally and professionally. Our objective is to provide an inclusive environment where people enjoy what they do and take pride in their work. We wish to embody a work hard, play harder culture.   Ours is an environment where self-directed, empowered employees strive to consistently fulfill our constituent commitments and seek to create positive impacts through interactions with customers, communities, and fellow employees, always relying on our Operating Values as the foundation for our existence. We bring integrity to the communities we serve: “Saying what you will do and then doing it” are words we live by. We keep our promises to our customers, employees, and stockholders. Do the right thing, at the right time, for the right reason. At Waste Connections, we constantly monitor and evaluate new technologies and processes to enhance our commitment to our customers and the environment. Within our industry, there are sustained efforts to develop alternative technologies to reduce landfill waste, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and harness bio-fuels. 

We want to be the premier waste services company in the US and Canada

We continue to provide superior returns, remain environmentally responsible, and continue to grow in a disciplined way, deploying resources intelligently and benefiting the communities we live in. We remain a “different breed.”

Our goal is to make recycling quick and easy for our customers.

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