RUTLAND, Vt., Nov. 20, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CWST), a regional solid waste, recycling and resource management services company, announced that the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources has increased the maximum annual permit limit at its Coventry, VT landfill from 370,000 tons per year to 600,000 tons per year, and increased the maximum daily waste acceptance rate from 2,500 tons per day to 5,000 tons per day.

"We are very excited to receive this important annual permit increase at our Coventry landfill," said John W. Casella, chairman and chief executive officer of Casella Waste Systems, Inc. "Our Coventry landfill has helped to serve the solid waste disposal needs for Vermonters over the past 20 years, and with this latest expansion, we are well positioned to continue to meet these needs into the future."

"In addition to the Coventry landfill, we continue to develop and invest in industry leading resource management solutions in Vermont, including Zero-Sort ® recycling and emerging solutions for organic waste, electronic waste, renewable energy, and industrial recycling," Casella said.

The State of Vermont issued the final permit on November 19, 2013. 

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 in the northeastern United States. For further information, investors should contact Ned Coletta, chief financial officer at (802) 772-2239, and media should contact Joseph Fusco, vice president at (802) 772-2247, or visit the company's website at

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CONTACT: Investors:         Ned Coletta         Chief Financial Officer         (802) 772-2239                  Media:         Joseph Fusco         Vice President         (802) 772-2247