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About Waste-Away Group

Ownership of the Waste-Away Group is comprised of third generation family members who are supported by the second generation former owners.   Charles Himes, Sr, formed the company in 1940 and it began as a one-truck operation.  Today ownership is represented by third generation brothers, Charles Himes III, Christopher Himes and Kenneth Himes.  Brothers Charles Himes II and Stephen Himes are the second generation brothers who offer support.  The owners (see picture gallery below) work together to manage and maintain the multi-functional company as the market leader.

Waste-Away Group - Who are We?

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. Having served Northern Indiana and Southern Michigan for over 70 years, Waste-Away Group, Ltd. is headquartered in Elkhart, Indiana. Its affiliate companies, Borden Waste-Away Service, Inc., providing residential waste and recycling removal, Himco Waste-Away Service, Inc., serving our 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, these companies making up Waste-Away Group, provide innovative, environmentally sound solutions while maintaining a leading market share in its core business areas.


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Waste-Away Group Specialty Equipment offers a full range of waste compactors, pre-crushers, self-dumping hoppers and rotopack compacting for rolloff containers!

Watch the recycling process covering a wide variety of materials!
Watch Single and Dual Stream Collection and Instructive Lid Signage!
Rated A+ by the BBB, Waste-Away Group has the equipment to serve you best!

The 40's:  The Good Ol' Days
1940 : Himes Cartage Company founded
Re-Use & Reselling Service of Shipping Containers Begins

The 50's:  Getting Serious
Chas Himes & Sons - Industrial/Lugger Operation Begins

The 60's:  Growing and Expanding
Himes Cartage Company Moved
C.R. 10 Landfill begins Operation
Himco Waste-Away Service, Inc.Created - Introduction of Commercial Packer Operations

Mechanic, Inc. founded - On-Site Truck Repair begins

The 70's:  A New Business Structure
Borden Waste-Away Service, Inc. is founded
Himco Waste-Away Adds New Service: Industrial Roll-Off
Recycling Works, Inc. is founded
Earthmover, Inc. begins C.R. 26 Landfill Operations

The 80's: A Decade of Progression
Curb Side Recycling Program Implemented
Expansion of C.R. 26 Landfill
Kimedic Technologies, Inc. founded
Standardization of Truck Fleet Image
Waste-Not Society founded
Rebuilding of Truck Fleet

The 90's: A New Era in Recycling
Household Hazardous Waste Day Program begins
Recycling Drop Off Stations
Customer Support Department Created
Expanded Recycling Materials & Materials Management
Developed Confidential Document Destruction Service


The 2000’s: Getting Technical

Recycling Drop Off Sites Converted to Automated

Fully Automated Residential Service Begins

On-Board Technology Added to Fleet

On-Site Mobile Shredding Service Offered

Constructed and Opened New Materials Recycling Facility

2010’s:  Increasing Our Footprint

Acquisition of a group of Bestway customers

Purchase of the American Countryside Farmer's Market and surrounding land

Purchase of Superior Container and renamed it Superior Equipment

Purchase of former Bayer bank building

Purchase of the former Don's Printing building

Purchase of Kokomo, IN recycling station