In the Beginning
In 1972, Larry Edwards founded AAA Waste Disposal. Seven
years later, Paul Coury started Rainbow Disposal Services. The two men
were, of course, fierce competitors in the industry but in spite of the
rivalry, the two men forged a lasting friendship.
In 1996, Republic Services acquired both of their disposal
companies. Larry and Paul both worked for Republic Services for several
years, helping to complete the transition for the two companies. Ultimately,
Larry decided that he preferred the spirit of a smaller, more entrepreneurial
American Disposal Begins
In 2001, Larry Edwards, founded American Disposal Services.
Three years later, Paul Coury, joined him as his partner. Since then, the duo
have built American into a trusted industry leader with over 325,000 customers,
650 employees, and 200 trucks serving residential, commercial, and industrial
A Lasting Partnership
As partners, Larry Edwards and Paul Coury have greatly
exceeded their original goals, swiftly growing the American Disposal company
while remaining committed to running their growing company with the ethical
values of a small, family owned business.