Waste Services Announces Closing of Florida / Arizona Transactions; Launch of $50 Million Term Loan Financing

    BURLINGTON, Ontario, April 2 /CNW/ -- Waste Services, Inc. (Nasdaq:   WSII)
today announced that it has completed transactions to acquire Allied Waste's
South Florida operations and to sell its Arizona operations to Allied Waste. 
The South Florida operations consist of a collection company, a transfer
station that is permitted to process 800 tons per day and a materials recovery
facility, all providing service in Miami-Dade County.  These operations employ
approximately 300 people, operate 120 collection routes and generate
approximately $65 million in annual revenue. The acquisition establishes Waste
Services as a vertically-integrated competitor in Miami-Dade, the largest
market in Florida, and also creates the opportunity to increase
internalization into the company's existing Florida landfills.
    Waste Services today also announced its intention to increase the term
loans under its existing Senior Secured Credit Facility by $50 million, as
well as obtain lender consents for certain other modifications to the credit
agreement.  Net proceeds from the proposed term loans will be used to repay
outstanding borrowings under the company's revolving credit facility, a
portion of which were incurred to complete the South Florida / Arizona
purchase and sale transaction.  Proceeds from the term loans will also be used
to complete the acquisition of USA Recycling in Florida and for general
corporate purposes.
    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: Edwin D. Johnson, Executive Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer of Waste Services, Inc., +1-561-237-3400; Web Site:

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