THIS EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT, dated as of December 8, 1999 (the "Agreement"), is made by and
between Casella Waste Systems, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the "Company"), and Jerry S. Cifor, a resident
of Manchester, Vermont (the "Employee").
WHEREAS, the Company is in the business of solid waste services and related businesses; and
WHEREAS, the Company and the Employee are mutually desirous that the Company employ the Employee, and
the Employee accept 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, the Company and the Employee hereby agree as follows:
1.1 During the Agreement Term (as defined below), the Employee shall be Senior Vice President and Chief
Financial Officer (or such other and comparable titles and positions as shall be given the Employee by the Board
of Directors (the "Board") of the Company) and shall faithfully perform for the Company the duties of said office.
The 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. The Employee shall report directly to the Chief
Executive Officer of the Company. The Employee shall devote substantially all of his business time and effort to
the performance of his duties hereunder, shall use his best efforts to advance the best interests of the Company
and shall not engage in outside business activities which materially interfere with the performance of his duties
hereunder; provided, however, that, subject to
Section 6 below, nothing in this Agreement shall preclude the Employee from devoting reasonable periods
required for participating in his family business ventures or in other professional, educational, philanthropic, public
interest, charitable, social or community activities.
1.2 The duties to be performed by the Employee hereunder