About Us

Mountain State Waste

Built For the Mountain State…and Beyond.

Mountain State Waste exists because founders Randie Lawson and J.P. Phillips saw a need for dependable solid waste and recycling services in the state of West Virginia and the surrounding areas. They felt the time was right to create a company that understands the complexity of servicing a geographically challenging area such as WV. Mr. Lawson and Mr. Phillips have over 60 years combined experience in the waste management industry and have brought together an experienced and diverse management team that is likely unequaled by any other solid waste company in the region.

Our team has experience serving hundreds of thousands of residential, commercial, and industrial customers in West Virginia and throughout the east coast. That experience covers small towns to big cities, private colleges to large universities, rural Appalachia to suburban D.C., the local mini-mart to the Super Walmart, urgent care clinics to hospitals, and from back road oil well sites to large industrial power plants.

Experience, knowledge of the West Virginia waste industry, and our laser focus on the West Virginia market is what sets us apart from our competition.

Randie and I established Mountain State Waste with the goal of creating an environmental services company that was specifically designed for West Virginia and the surrounding Appalachian region. We are proud to be from this area and we understand that this region provides unique challenges in the waste management business that many of our competitors don’t understand, especially our large corporate competitors with their out-of-the-box approach to trash collection. Our laser-like focus on your community, West Virginia, and the Appalachian region is what sets us apart from our competitors, who may get distracted with their operations in larger markets.

In addition, we have gathered what I believe to be the most experienced and diverse management group in the region. With the help of the rest of the Mountain State Waste team and a company culture that is built on Appalachian values, we are prepared to be the “Go-To” waste management solution for your company.

J. P . Phillips

Vice President

Executive Management Team

Randie Lawson

Randie Lawson

President and CEO

Mr. Lawson is considered by many as the leading expert in residential waste collection in West Virginia due to his vast experience serving nearly 100,000 thousand residential accounts in nearly half the counties in WV.

J.P. Phillips

J.P. Phillips

Vice President

Mr. Phillips’ has vast experience in all areas of the waste industry from operations to finance. He has worked from a local West Virginia level to the National level in the industry and offers a unique insight into his leadership role at Mountain State Waste. He is passionate about providing the best service in the region.

Mike Slusher

Mike Slusher

Fleet Manager

Mike has over 28 years of fleet management experience in the waste industry and has raised Mountain State Waste’s maintenance program to the next level. Mike’s team now maintains a fleet of 65 trucks and equipment from three maintenance shops located throughout West Virginia.

Michelle Reynolds

Michelle Reynolds

Corporate Controller

Michelle has an extensive background in finance and accounting. Her attention to detail and do anything attitude is why Mr. Phillips and Mr. Lawson choose her to lead the finance and administrative team at Mountain State Waste.


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