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About Downing Sales & Service, Inc.


Prior to starting in the waste industry, Larry Downing proudly served in the United States Marine Corps, where his area of expertise was truck driving.  After leaving the service, he spent four years in the engineering field working for the Missouri Public Service Company and the Missouri Water Company.


Larry spent more than fourty years in the waste industry: first as a salesman, then as a business founder, owner, and operator. When beginning in the waste industry in 1972, Larry had many things to learn, including the service side of the business. While still in the equipment business, we started a trash hauling business. Larry understood the importance of parts, service techinicans, and mobile repair availability to keep your equipment up and running for daily routes.


Downing Sales and Service, Inc. was started June 1, 1982 at our current location in Phillipsburg, Missouri. 

Founder Larry Downing

Larry with Grandson, Taylor


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About Us


Since it was created, Downing Sales & Service Inc., the parts department has grown from just a few hundred dollars worth of parts to over a million dollars worth of inventory kept in stock at all times. Our serivce department now has six full time technicians wo are capable of repairing any brand of trash collection equipment.


Our service department also includes two mobile repair units to repair equipment at your location.


Our sales department has four full time technicians as well as two sales representatives who specialize in compactors, balers, and containers.


We have four full time employees who work in the office and can help you with your equipment needs, whether it be containers, chassis, or refuse and recycling bodies. They can help you at a moments notice.


Combined experience of more than 200 years either in trash hauling, selecting the correct type of equipment for you, or servicing the equipment you already have. We are equipped to take care of all your service needs in a prompt and reliable fashion.



"Anyone can sell equipment. However, servicing it is another matter." -Larry Downing


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