Fresh Ideas is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Conference & Exhibit Hall: August 10-13, 2020

Powered by Waste360 in Collaboration with National Waste and Recycling Association

David Slager


In 1972, Dave Slager started his career in the waste industry as a welder and mechanic for Calumet Waste Systems, a subsidiary of the original Waste Management, located in northern Indiana. Over the next thirteen years he gained a working knowledge of the business with such companies as Illiana Disposal, National Scavenger and launching his own, Chicago Disposal. From the back of the truck to the front of the office, Dave has worked in every facet. In 1985 he formed Arizona Waste Services, providing commercial, industrial and residential collection services in the Phoenix market. Arizona Waste Services has the distinguished claim to be the first company in Arizona to implement a residential curbside recycling program. Over the next thirty-five years Dave would go on to build multiple collection, post collection and equipment assets such as Environmental Waste Services, Arizona Waste Services (again), National Compactor Rentals, Environmental Equipment Services, Waste Services Asset Management, Prescott Valley C&D Landfill, Tucson Recycling & Waste Services, Nogales Recycling and Waste Services and D & L Med Waste to name a few. With just under fifty years of industry experience, Dave is still engaged in the business today.


Back to the Search