In 1950’s, James (Big Jim) Winters along with his brother, Joe, started a small, local trash hauling business on Long Island. Through hard work, determination and a commitment to customer service the company grew. Fairly soon the company branched out with an operation in Florida and a continued concentration on Long Island. As time moved on, Big Jim’s wife, Brigid, joined the growing company and was a big part of the company’s future success. Eventually, each of Big Jim’s and Brigid’s five sons (Sean, Joe, Jimmy, Michael and Andrew) joined the business.
In the late 1980’s Big Jim retired and left the business operations to his sons. Sean focused on operating the Long Island business while the other brothers purchased a small waste removal company in Burlington, VT. In just three short years, the Vermont business experienced rapid growth and became one of the largest waste services companies in the state.
But the Winters brothers’ love for Long Island endured and eventually all the brothers returned to the Island where they began an ambitious strategy of growth through acquisitions and a never-ending commitment to excellent customer service. In 2011, Winters Bros. had an opportunity to expand their operations to Connecticut and Westchester and Putnam counties in upstate New York.
Today, more than 100,000 customers depend on Winters Bros. for fast, friendly and reliable waste collection and recycling services. Winters Bros. employs more than 525 people who care deeply about the environment and are dedicated to improving the communities we serve. Winters Bros. is proud to be one of the largest recyclers in the northeast. Winters Bros. also works with many local municipalities to help them organize and operate cost effective and sustainable waste collection and recycling programs.
From its humble beginnings, Winters Bros. has grown to become one of the premier waste collection and recycling companies in America. We offer solutions for the management of solid waste and recyclable material and specialize in the collection, processing and sale of recyclable material and the collection, transfer and disposal of municipal solid waste. With 400 collection vehicles, 14 transfer stations and 12 recycling centers, Winters Bros. uses cutting edge technology to advance recycle.
Winters Bros. Waste Systems continues to build on a solid foundation that was established with a foundation of uncompromised integrity, treating people right, protecting the environment and doing the “right” thing every single day.
The Winters brothers are proud to call St. James their home. The Winters brothers have deep ties to the St. James community and each brothers (and all of their children) attended Smithtown schools.