Casella Waste Systems (NASDAQ: CWST) is a waste management company based in Rutland, Vermont, United States. Since being formed in 1978 by brothers John and Douglas Casella, the company has grown to cover 34 states. Casella owns or operates 13 landfills, 38 solid waste collection businesses, 32 waste transfer stations, and 38 recycling facilities. Casella also operates a joint venture with Louisiana-Pacific that produces cellulose insulation. Casella Waste Systems has 2,800 employees. Total revenues in 2007 were $547 million, on which the company netted a loss of $18 million. in early 2011 Casella waste systems announced its plan to divest 130 million dollars of non core assets. mainly containing recycling facilities outside their core footprint in the northeast.