Garbage is a beautiful business. Aspen began as a service business, dedicated to “green” trash collection and disposal practices. The company was founded in 1990 in the Twin Cities and has become the independent hauler of choice in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Des Moines and St. Louis metro areas. We’ve remained independent and we keep decision-making in local hands to serve you better. And we always find the most environment-friendly disposal methods available for whatever you don’t need anymore.

Our success is due to dedicated individuals who serve you daily. Each of us at Aspen is empowered to make decisions on the spot to improve service, keep your property clean, and protect our environment.

We have grown because we respect our jobs, our colleagues, your home and business, and our planet. Garbage, we’ve learned, can be a beautiful business.

Robert Kircher

Robert Kircher

Owner and CEO

Bob Kircher has been President and CEO of Aspen Waste Systems since the company was founded in 1990. Bob’s background and business strategy are unique to the industry and have differentiated Aspen among its competitors. Today Aspen is one of the 50 largest waste haulers in the country and the independent hauler of choice in the cities it serves.

Prior to founding Aspen, Bob practiced law, both in private practice and as general counsel at Bluebird, Inc. of Chicago. In addition to his law practice, he has a wide array of experience and expertise in the areas of finance and real estate, was a naval officer, and worked as a campaign manager and aide to some of Minnesota’s most prominent political figures. Bob grew up in Northeast Minneapolis, working for his father who owned one of the preeminent meat markets of its time in downtown Minneapolis.

Bob received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Minnesota and a law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School.