Don Williamson – NSWMA

Don Williamson 

Don Williamson started his waste industry career in 1979 helping a friend collect waste on Saturdays while in college. Soon after, he became President of the company building it from 50 customers to more than 40,000 customers and 50 trucks. He has been a leader in the waste industry showing small hauling companies how to survive. As a regular presenter at WasteExpo, he has shared his knowledge. In 1995, when a large national company came to Minnesota and eliminated seven out of eight small companies, Don managed to survive and the large company moved out. In the process, he nearly doubled the size of his company. Don has served on the NSWMA Board of Governor’s since the 1980s, including serving as the Minnesota Chapter Representative and Chair of the Board. At the end of 2012, he stepped down from the EIA Board of Trustees after five years of service