Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 20, 2015

Casella Waste Systems, Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)


Delaware   000-23211   03-0338873

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


25 Greens Hill Lane

Rutland, Vermont

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (802) 775-0325

Not applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

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Item 8.01. Other Events.

The 2015 annual meeting of stockholders (the “2015 Annual Meeting”) of Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (the “Company”) has been scheduled for Tuesday, July 7, 2015 (the “2015 Annual Meeting”) at 10:00 a.m. at Killington Grand Hotel, located at 228 East Mountain Road, Killington, Vermont 05751.

Because of the recent change in the Company’s fiscal year end, the date of the 2015 Annual Meeting will be more than 30 days prior to the anniversary of the Company’s 2014 annual meeting of stockholders. As a result, pursuant to Rule 14a-8 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the deadline for receipt of stockholder proposals for inclusion in the Company’s proxy statement for the 2015 Annual Meeting pursuant to Rule 14a-8 has been set at March 12, 2015. In order for a proposal under Rule 14a-8 to be considered timely, it must be received by the Company on or prior to March 12, 2015 at the Company’s principal executive offices at 25 Greens Hill Lane, Rutland, Vermont 05701 and be directed to the attention of the Corporate Secretary. All stockholder proposals must be in compliance with applicable laws and regulations in order to be considered for inclusion in the proxy statement for the 2015 Annual Meeting.

Under the Company’s bylaws, stockholders may also present a proposal or director nomination at the 2015 Annual Meeting if advance written notice is timely given to the Corporate Secretary of the Company, at the Company’s principal executive offices, in accordance with the Company’s bylaws. To be timely, notice by a stockholder of any such proposal or nomination must be provided no later than the close of business on April 8, 2015, but not before March 9, 2015, which is not less than 90 days nor more than 120 days prior to the 2015 Annual Meeting. The Company’s bylaws specify requirements relating to the content of the notice that stockholders must provide.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date: February 20, 2015     By:   /s/ Edmond R. Coletta

Name: Edmond R. Coletta

Title: Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer