Tell us about American Companies.

American Companies, comprised of American Waste Systems, American Sweeping, American Pavement Maintenance, and Total Venue, provides residential and commercial trash, 20, 30, 40-yard roll-offs, portable toilets for construction and special events, restroom trailers, street sweeping, power washing, flushing, sealcoating and striping.

How many years has American Companies been in business?

37 years.

How many employees does American Companies have?

45 employees.

What sets American Companies apart from others in your industry?

Our companies work together to offer many services for both construction and event companies. Less vendors less hassle!

What are some of American Companies’ successes or achievements that you are most proud of?

American Companies are most proud to have been locally owned since 1984. We have ridden the highs and lows of the economy and are still here to tell the tale! We’re pioneers in many of our services, especially our sweeping division. Gale is one of the founders of North American Power Sweeper and owned the very first high dump invented. We are also seen as experts in other areas being contacted by many magazines and websites across the country for our opinions like American Waste Liquid Magazine. Gale has also been featured on tv shows as a judge on Junkyard Wars and one of our dumpsters was turned into a tiny home on You Can’t Turn That into a House. We have been the exclusive portable toilet and trash providers for the Kansas City Chiefs for almost a decade.

What is an interesting fact about American Companies that people might not know?

For over 25 years we have been the last float in the Kansas City St. Patrick’s Day Parade, providing a rolling clean up and portable toilet drop and pick up in real time as the parade goes through! When the parade ends, and the last barricade is picked up it is like the parade never happened!

Is there anything else you would like to add?

We love being in the heart of South Kansas City in Martin City and on Grandview Road. We have enjoyed watching the growth and new businesses in our area continue to flourish and are grateful to call such a great part of Kansas City our home base since 1984.

American Waste Systems Inc.

11610 Grandview Road
Kansas City, MO 64137


Contact: Shannon Lock
Phone: 816-966-1161