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5980 Credit River Road SE
Prior Lake MN 55372

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(P) 952-226-6441
(F) 952-226-6442
office hours
Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm

History

Tom and Sue Buckingham

History

A reliable service record is what has kept The Buckingham Companies in business and growing in the communities it serves. 

Tom Buckingham started his disposal business when he was a senior at Burnsville High School.  During the afternoons and on weekends he picked up trash in his hometown, emptying fifty-five gallon burner barrels from customers back yards (as was the custom in those days). He said his father was the person who provided the inspiration and encouragement to build his company to what it is today. Elmer and Rose Buckingham assisted with their son’s business into the late 1990’s.

Buckingham Disposal provides a variety of services to customers in Savage, Prior Lake, Burnsville, Elko/New Market, rural Shakopee, rural Jordan, and some parts of Eden Prairie and Lakeville. This portion of our business also operates the only recycling center in Scott County and all recycling material generated on Buckingham routes is brought back and processed at our own Prior Lake facility.

Buckingham Trucking, Inc. provides roll-off container box rental. The five trucks that deliver and pick up the roll-off construction boxes are the latest technology, featuring a special system known as “The Hook”.  The drivers are equipped with cellular phones for quick dispatch service to customers.

Since adding roll-off box services, Tom has noted that there has been continuous commercial demand for them, but there are also individual residents who rent them when they are doing a clean-up project or remodeling their homes.

Tom Buckingham states, “There have been numerous changes in the solid waste disposal business since I started over 49 years ago. It is an industry that is constantly changing and new plans for disposing of solid waste will affect our customers and us. We are a very service oriented and reliable company. We may sound like a big company because we provide service to a lot of people, but we employ less than 50 employees, and that includes my wife Sue, my daughter Tonya, my son-in-law Mike and myself.  We have a great staff led by my nephew, Shawn Holz, who is assisted by a long time employee, Greg Merker. We are a close knit group, just like family”, he states.

We are a growing company with numerous recycling programs, a recycling warehouse and office space all located at 5980 Credit River Rd SE (county road #21) in Prior Lake, MN. The center offers Buckingham customers some very special incentives. Buckingham customers may obtain a membership card for hard to recycle items. We also accept a limited amount of yard waste “free of charge” from our customers, simply by stopping at our facility.

Adding new service areas has enhanced the company’s commitment to achieve a fairer system of pricing known as volume based rates, where you only pay for what you throw away.