Waste-Away Group, Ltd. — headquartered in Elkhart, Indiana – has been a South Shore Clean Cities member since January 2019 and is a participant in the South Shore Clean Cities/Michiana Area Council of Governments Northern Indiana Green Fleet program.
The company has served Northern Indiana and Southern Michigan for 80 years. Ownership of Waste-Away Group is comprised of second- and third-generation family members. Charles Himes, Sr. formed the company in 1940 when it began as a one-truck operation. Today, ownership is represented by a group of five people: second-generation brothers Charles Himes II and Stephen Himes and third-generation brothers Charles Himes III, Christopher Himes and Kenneth Himes. The owners work together to manage and maintain the multi-functional company as the market leader.
Waste-Away Group, Ltd. manages waste collection, transportation and disposal, both to a materials recovery facility and landfill facilities for residential, commercial and industrial customers. Its affiliate companies are Borden Waste-Away Service, Inc. (providing residential waste and recycling removal), Himco Waste-Away Service, Inc. (serving commercial and industrial customers for their waste and recycling removal), Integra Certified Document Destruction LLC (providing safe, secure destruction of sensitive material and hard drives) and Recycling Works, Inc., (the materials recovery facility that sorts and ships recycling commodities to the world market for reuse). Together, the companies that make up Waste-Away Group provide innovative, environmentally sound solutions while maintaining a leading market share in its core business areas.
In 2009, Recycling Works expanded its recycling capabilities by adding a state-of the-art recycling facility in Elkhart. Home to an advanced single-stream recycling process, this facility processes recycling materials collected from municipalities and subscription customers throughout Michiana, as well as within a more than 100-mile radius of Elkhart. The new technology greatly increases the recovery of recycleables. The facility is able to process more than 450 tons of material every day.
Waste-Away Group, Ltd. is committed to ensuring a clean and safe environment for its customers, employees and the communities in which they work and live. The company takes this commitment seriously and considers its impact on the environment to be of the utmost importance.
Learn more about Waste-Away Group, Ltd. online at www.wasteawaygroup.com.