Waste Connections, Inc., an integrated solid waste services company, provides solid waste collection, transfer, disposal, and recycling services. Its solid waste services include residential, commercial, and industrial collection services; landfill disposal services; recycling services for various recyclable materials, including cardboard, office paper, plastic containers, glass bottles, and ferrous and aluminum metals of residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers. The company also owns and operates transfer stations that receive, compact, and load solid waste to be transported to landfills via truck, rail, or barge. In addition, it treats and disposes non-hazardous waste generated in the exploration and production of oil and natural gas. Further, the company offers intermodal services, including repositioning, storage, maintenance, and repair of cargo containers for international shipping companies for the rail haul movement of cargo and solid waste containers in the Pacific Northwest through a network of intermodal facilities. Additionally, it provides container and chassis sales and leasing services to its customers. As of March 31, 2012, the company owned or operated a network of 148 solid waste collection operations, 59 transfer stations, 39 recycling operations, 46 landfills, 7 intermodal facilities, and 1 exploration and production waste treatment and disposal facility. It also served approximately two million residential, commercial, and industrial customers from a network of operations in 30 states in the United States. The company was founded in 1997 and is based in The Woodlands, Texas.