THIS EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT, dated as of July 6, 2010 (the “Agreement”), is made by and
between Casella Waste Systems, Inc., a Delaware corporation with an address of 25 Greens Hill Lane, Rutland,
Vermont 05701 (“Company”), and Edwin D. Johnson, an individual with an address of 1161 Quarterline Road,
Rutland, Vermont 05701 (“Employee”).
WHEREAS, Company is in the business of providing solid waste management, disposal, resource
recovery and recycling services and related businesses; and
WHEREAS, Company and Employee are mutually desirous that Company employ Employee, and
Employee accepts employment, upon the terms and conditions hereinafter set forth.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing and of the respective covenants and agreements
of the parties herein contained, Company and Employee, intending to be legally bound, do hereby agree as
1. Duties .
1.1 During the Agreement Term (as defined below), Employee shall be a Senior Vice President and Chief
Financial Officer of Company (or such other and comparable titles and positions as shall be given Employee by
the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Company), and shall faithfully perform for Company the duties of said
office. Employee shall have such corporate power and authority as are necessary to perform the duties of such
office and any other office(s) that are so assigned to him. Employee shall report to the Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer of Company. Employee shall devote substantially all of his business time and effort to the
performance of his duties hereunder, shall use all reasonable efforts to advance the best interests of Company and
shall not engage in outside business activities which materially interfere with the performance of his duties
hereunder; provided , however , that, subject to Sections 5 and 6 below, nothing in this Agreement shall preclude
Employee from devoting reasonable periods required for participating in his family