Nation Waste, Inc. focuses on providing comprehensive waste removal and portable toilet and commercial sanitation solutions. We know that our focus on extreme customer service and satisfaction at a competitive price make us the right solution for our clients in the recycling, commercial, construction, demolition, and industrial sectors. No matter the scope. Our waste removal service professionals can help you formulate the perfect solution.

Our beginnings as NWI

Rios, whose family immigrated to the U.S. from El Salvador when she was a child, became involved with the waste removal business while attending the University of Houston. Like all successful entrepreneurs, Maria identified a niche that wasn’t being serviced, and took action. Immediately upon graduation, she purchased two trucks and launched Nation Waste.

When I see trash,
                 I see opportunity!

In 2013, Maria Rios was named by Fortune magazine as one of the Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs in America, and ranked no.7 on the list of top 10 female entrepreneurs nationwide.

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Our Commitment
  • Nation Waste is one of the fastest growing waste collection and recycling service companies in Texas, with headquarters and primary operations in Houston, and newly expanded operations in Austin.

  • Nation Waste, Inc. is committed to performance: and unrelenting focus, day in and day out, on making all of our operations as efficient, effective, and as productive as possible. Our commitment to performance allows us to offer our customers the greatest value and the highest caliber of service with the greatest savings possible.

Keep your eyes open and make it a point to be in the right place at the right time. If you’re passionate, you’ll always find ways to make the most of each opportunity life brings your way.!
A Proud Member of Leading Business And Regional Associations

In 2017, Nation Waste launched a new division, Nation Safety Net, which leverages a technology based sensor driven solution powered by IBM Watson IoT. In the U.S. nearly 5,000 people die and approximately 27 million work days are lost each year because of injuries in the workplace. To keep workers safe and mitigate the cost of workplace injuries, Nation Safety Net, uses environmental sensors and wearable devices to identify potential dangers and to help employees avoid injury.

  • HUB certified
  • Port of Houston Authority SBE, MWBE, HMBC, AGC, HMSDC
  • U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED
  • U.S. Green Building Council – Texas Gulf Coast Chapter
  • Dun & Bradstreet
  • Member of the HHCC
  • METRO approved
  • Better Business Bureau GOLD Member
  • Current Federal Facility clearances

By focusing on the industry’s most popular container types and sizes, NWI provides affordable, reliable, and flexible service structures for your waste disposal requirements.

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Platform Ideas sees a cleaner, more resilient future, leading the transition from conventional energy sources to cutting-edge sustainable alternatives. Our commitment to innovation drives us to explore and apply green energy technologies, placing Platform Ideas at the forefront of the changing energy landscape. From renewable energy projects to green commodity solutions, our Energy Transition initiatives symbolize a bold step toward a carbon-neutral future.


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At Platform Ideas, we believe in the transformative power of technology. From cutting-edge data analytics that optimize supply chains to integrating eco-friendly technologies into our green energy solutions, we leverage innovation to stay at the forefront of industry advancements, showcasing our efforts to not only adapt to technological evolution, but to actively drive it forward, ensuring that our clients benefit from the most efficient, sustainable and future-proof solutions.


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