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WESTERN WASTE ANNOUNCES SECOND QUARTER RESULTS

 WESTERN WASTE ANNOUNCES SECOND QUARTER RESULTS
 LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Western Waste Industries


(NYSE: WW) today announced that itsnet income for its second fiscal quarter ended Dec. 31, 1991, was $2,668,000, or $.19 per share, compared with $2,665,000, or $.19 in the same quarter of fiscal 1991. Revenue increased to $53,313,000 from $49,932,000 in the prior year's quarter.
 For the six-month period, net income was $5,386,000, or $.38 per share vs. $5,522,000, or $.40 per share. Revenue was $104,945,000 compared to $101,003,000.
 "Our industrial volumes were somewhat stronger during the quarter and our revenues were also boosted by new municipal contracts," stated Kosti Shirvanian, president and chief executive officer. "We continue to feel the effects of the economy and expect it to remain weak over the near term. We are concentrating on our basic business and bringing our development projects into operation."
 Western Waste Industries is a leading integrated solid waste management company, providing collection, recycling, composting and disposal services for commercial, industrial and residential customers. The company has locations in California, Texas, Florida, Arkansas, Louisiana and Colorado. Western Waste operates six landfills and has announced eight new disposal projects.
 WESTERN WASTE INDUSTRIES
 Consolidated Statement of Income
 (In thousands, except per share data)
 (Unaudited)
 For the Three Months For the Six Months
 Ended Dec. 31, Ended Dec. 31,
 1991 1990 1991 1990
 Revenue $53,313 $49,932 $104,945 $101,003
 Costs & expenses:
 Operating 39,392 36,390 77,514 73,778
 Selling, general and
 administrative 8,771 7,916 17,148 15,444
 Total costs and
 expenses 48,163 44,306 94,662 89,222
 Income from operations 5,150 5,626 10,283 11,781
 Non-operating income
 (expense):
 Interest expense (1,021) (1,853) (2,010) (3,407)
 Other 244 372 556 532
 Total (777) (1,481) (1,454) (2,875)
 Income before income
 taxes 4,373 4,145 8,829 8,906
 Income taxes 1,705 1,480 3,443 3,384
 Net income $2,668 $2,665 $5,386 $5,522
 Primary earnings per
 common share $0.19 $0.19 $0.38 $0.40
 Average number of
 shares outstanding 14,043 13,895 14,026 13,738
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 /CONTACT: Lawrence McQuaide of Western Waste Industries, 310-329-1425; or Craig A. Parsons of Rifkind, Pondel & Parsons, 310-207-9300, for Western Waste Industries/
 (WW) CO: Western Waste Industries ST: California IN: SU: ERN


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