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Waste Services' Acquisition of Allied's Florida Operations Cleared by the Justice Department

Date: January 8, 2007

Source: Waste Services Inc.

Waste Services Announces Department of Justice Final Approval to Florida / Arizona Transaction

Waste Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: WSII) today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice has given its final approval to the previously announced transactions in which Waste Services will acquire Allied Waste's South Florida operations, consisting of a collection company, a transfer station that is permitted to process 800 tons per day and a materials recovery facility providing service in Miami - Dade County, and Waste Services will sell to Allied Waste its Arizona operations. David Sutherland-Yoest, Waste Services Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated "We are excited to be able to expand our significant Florida presence into Miami - Dade County, the largest market in Florida".

Waste Services, Inc., a Delaware corporation, is a multi-regional integrated solid waste services company that provides collection, transfer, disposal and recycling services in the United States and Canada. The company's web site is www.wasteservicesinc.com. Information on the company's web site does not form part of this press release.

For more information, contact:
Ivan R. Cairns
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Waste Services, Inc.
905-319-1237
www.wasteservicesinc.com.

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