Waste Services Announces Senior Management Changes

    BURLINGTON, Ontario, Aug. 23 /CNW/ -- Waste Services, Inc. (Nasdaq:   WSII)
today announced that Chuck Wilcox had left his position as President and Chief
Operating Officer of the Company.  David Sutherland-Yoest, Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer, has also assumed the position of President and will take on
the responsibility for all of the Company's operations.  William Hulligan has
become Executive Vice President, U.S. Operations, with overall responsibility
for the Florida operations.
    David Sutherland-Yoest, Waste Services Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer, stated, "We are extremely grateful for the contribution Chuck has
made to the growth of our company.  However, the refocusing and concentration
of our U.S. operations in the Florida marketplace and the divestiture of both
our Arizona and Texas operations has resulted in this position on our
executive team becoming redundant.  I am extremely pleased to have Bill
Hulligan, who has over 20 years of extensive operational experience in the
solid waste industry, as part of our senior management team."
    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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