Waste Services Announces Ed Johnson Appointed Chief Financial Officer



    BURLINGTON, Ontario, March 12 /CNW/ -- Waste Services, Inc. (Nasdaq:  
WSII) today announced the appointment of Edwin D. Johnson as Executive Vice
President and Chief Financial Officer.  Prior to joining the company, Mr.
Johnson was Chief Financial Officer of Expert Real Estate Services, Inc., a
full services real estate brokerage company, and Principal Consultant of
Corporate Resurrections, a consulting firm providing financial and other
services to distressed companies and start-up businesses.  From 1992 to 1995,
Mr. Johnson was the Finance Director and Chief Financial Officer of Attwoods
PLC, an international waste services company.
    David Sutherland-Yoest, Waste Services Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer, stated, "We are extremely pleased to have Ed joining our executive
team and we are confident that he will make a significant contribution to our
company."

    Waste Services, Inc., a Delaware corporation, is a multi-regional
integrated solid waste services company that provides collection, transfer,
disposal and recycling services in the United States and Canada.  The
company's web site is http://www.wasteservicesinc.com.  Information on the
company's web site does not form part of this press release.





For further information:

For further information: Ivan R. Cairns, Executive Vice President and 
General Counsel, Waste Services, Inc., +1-905-319-1237 Web Site:
http://www.wasteservicesinc.com

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