About Waste-Away Group

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 - 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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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: Moving Into the Future

Stay tuned…..