Community Engagement

At Casella, community is a collective comprised of thousands of employees, customers, business partners, non-profit organizations, government officials, and shareholders all coming together, moving forward in service to one another. Our commitment to the communities we serve, the organizations that support them, and the people who live in them drives us.
We exist to be of service to our community. The Casella community is comprised of our employees, customers, neighbors, and other business partners. Sustainable growth requires that we meaningfully engage with and create shared value for these stakeholders. Through a combination of volunteerism, education, and corporate giving, Casella contributes to sustainable communities throughout its operating footprint and beyond.

Community Giving

goal Community Giving

Increase our community giving, including charitable donations, in-kind services, and local community sponsorships
2019
1,000,000Estimated
2030
2,000,000

Each Casella division strives to give back to its local community. By supporting spring litter cleanups, contributing to charitable causes, funding youth scholarships, sponsoring neighborhood events, and so much more, each division team finds its own unique ways to create and share value with the local community.

As a company, we strive to not only bring value to our customers through outstanding service, but to also create and share value with everyone in our communities.

Over the coming years, we will work to become more intentional about the ways we create and share value. This will require that we plan, manage, and measure our community giving programs with as much attention and care as we bring to our core operations. With this professional focus, we aim to grow our charitable donations, in-kind services, and local community sponsorships to achieve our 2030 goal of $2,000,000 in annual community giving.

Community Giving Check - Bill Meyers
Bill Meyers (right)
New York

Boston Marathon

The 124th running of the Boston Marathon looked much different than it ever has before and not just because COVID-19 restrictions forced participants to compete virtually. For the first time ever, Casella had two employees qualify for the event.

Dan Gagnon, a driver from our Belmont, New Hampshire division raised more than $10,000 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Dennis Moser, SEC Reporting Accountant in our home office raised more than $50,000 for The Heather Abbott Foundation alongside his wife Katie.

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Boston Gagnon
Dan Gagnon
New Hampshire
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Marathon Dennis Moser
Dennis Moser
Vermont

Employee Volunteerism

goal Employee Volunteerism

Increase volunteering in our communities, as measured by employee volunteer hours
2019
TRACKING TO BEGIN IN 2021
2030
TARGET TO BE ANNOUNCED IN 2022

Our employees complete thousands of hours of community volunteering, education, and public service each year through work-sponsored programs and on their own time. They volunteer at animal shelters, serve at food cupboards, and mentor young people. They share their knowledge and expertise with countless schools, organizations, and non-profits. They do their part to create strong and supportive communities.

To strengthen and amplify the beneficial impact of employee volunteerism, we are beginning to record and celebrate these hours our people commit to the community. We encourage every Casella employee to participate in at least one workday per year of volunteering, with a particular emphasis on sharing their recycling and sustainability expertise with their communities. We will announce a 2030 volunteering target in 2022.

Littleton Playground Volunteers
Littleton Playground Volunteers
New Hampshire

Habitat for Humanity

Two years after Hussam Alhallak and his wife Hazar Mansour gathered their children and a few belongings and fled from war-torn Syria, they found themselves living in a small apartment in Rutland, VT. Having gained refugee status, the couple worked to learn a new language, put themselves through classes to earn accounting certifications, and provide stability for their three children.

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Habitat for Humanity-Diane Sander
Diane Sander
Vermont

What Hussam and Hazar needed most was a home that could provide space and comfort for their growing family. Upon learning about Habitat for Humanity in Rutland, Hussam immediately applied. When his family was awarded the opportunity he said it “was like I was flying.”

In the meantime, using his new accounting credential, he had secured a job as Staff Accountant in Casella’s home office. When his coworkers found out that this year’s build would be for Hussam they quickly donated funds to help the process along. Buoyed by a company match, Casella employees donated more than $33,000 to the project and volunteered over 40 hours to build the new home.

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Habitat for Humanity