Waste Services to Appoint Michael G. DeGroote as Chairman

    BURLINGTON, Ontario, Sept. 25 /CNW/ -- Waste Services, Inc. (Nasdaq:  
WSII) today announced that Michael G. DeGroote has agreed to assume the role
of Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company.  David Sutherland-Yoest
will continue as Chief Executive Officer and President.

    David Sutherland-Yoest, Waste Services Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer, stated, "I am very excited to have Mike DeGroote agree to offer his
counsel to our Board.  The DeGroote family is a very significant investor in
Waste Services.  Mike is also an icon in the solid waste industry, with his
vast experience in the development of Laidlaw and Republic. Mike has had a
distinguished business career. His innovation, persistence and determination
will be of great benefit to our Board's deliberations, resulting, I am
confident, in enhanced shareholder value."

    Michael G. DeGroote, stated, "Waste Services has a superb collection of
assets.  I am excited to have the opportunity to make a direct contribution to
the future growth and development of the 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 www.wasteservicesinc.com.  Information on the Company's
web site does not form part of this press release.


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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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