Over 100 years combined in immediate upstream and midstream experience.


Return Disposal is composed of a leadership team that is familiar with the needs and wants of E&P ventures of all scales and sizes. We have over 100 years combined in immediate upstream and midstream experience. The past 20 years have seen us plan and execute several successful waste and midstream business plans.



Return Disposal is committed to strong leadership and customer satisfaction. Our entire team continually maintains focus on delivering on our commitments to our customers. We do this while making the Return Disposal family the foundation of our business. This family puts the safety and health of our employees and customers first, with a constant eye towards improving the environments and communities we work in.




Toben Scott was born in Comanche, Texas, on a family peanut farm. He has a wife, Misty, and three school aged children. The Scott Family has lived in Midland, Texas, since 2001.

Toben Scott graduated with a BS in Petroleum Engineering from Texas Tech University in May of 2000. Toben began his career with Phillips Petroleum in Houston, Texas, and was shortly transferred to the Permian Basin for a Drilling Engineer position. Toben gained additional industry experience in production, completions, and operations with Permian independent oil & gas company notables Walsh Petroleum, Fasken Oil & Ranch, and Tandem Energy. Toben launched out on his own in 2005 and founded AggieTechOil, Ltd. with a partner and a desire to grow his own oil & gas company. AggieTech simultaneously founded Sweetwater Water Transfer Service that grew to 200 employees, $1MM/month in EBITDA,  & four regional offices in eight total shale plays across the U.S. Sweetwater sold to Select Energy Services (NYSE: WTTR) in 2010. Toben then founded AggieTechSWD, LLC in 2012 that sold to Oilfield Water Logistics (backed by NGP) in 2014. Toben most recently founded Return Disposal in December of 2017 and, in 12 short months, had already developed two assets in the Midland Basin portion of the Permian Basin.




Bryan Carroll was born in Comanche, Texas, on the largest privately owned dairy farm operation in Texas. He and his wife have one son and one daughter.  

Bryan Carroll attended Eastern New Mexico University where he studied Agricultural Business Management. Bryan managed his family’s retail agricultural feed business during and post-college. Bryan grew a local insurance business in Comanche, Texas, for Farm Bureau from 2004-2014. He began his career in the oilfield in 2013 with AggieTechSWD and built the business to the point that Oilfield Water Logistics (backed by Natural Gas Partners & Mark Cuban) bought out the company in 2014. Bryan stayed on with Oilfield Water Logistics in a business development role from mid 2014 to late 2017 before he & Toben Scott founded Return Disposal.




Prior to co-founding NRT Consulting, Chris was at Carbon Creek Energy as the VP of Finance. Previously a financial advisor at Van Pearcy Financial with Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. from 2007 to 2016, Chris focused on private wealth management, investment banking, and business consulting for their small business and public clients. Prior to moving to Midland in 2007, he was a financial control analyst for Q Investments, a Fort Worth-based hedge fund. Chris started his career at KPMG, LLC in Houston for the state and local tax consulting group. He received his BBA in Accounting from Texas A&M. Chris, his wife Casey, and their 3 children love music and the outdoors. Casey and Chris both serve on their church’s worship team, while Jay, Anna, and Joseph love backcountry camping trips to the desolate beauty of the Big Bend area. Chris also serves on the board for Wilderness Trek, an outdoor faith-based ministry helping individuals and groups connect with God through the wonders of His natural creation.




Randy Hutton has lived and worked in Midland since 1984. Randy is married to Kathi, his wife of 47 years. They have 2 daughters, 2 granddaughters, and 2 grandsons.

Randy grew up in the small farming community of Shallowater, Texas, near Lubbock. Randy graduated with a BS degree in Construction Engineering Technology from Texas Tech University in May of 1975. After 9 years as a construction estimator and project manager, Randy began his career in Midland in 1984 as Operations Manager for ClayDesta Corporation, Clayton W. Williams Jr’s commercial real estate company. In 2004, Randy began work as an Independent Landman in the Palo Duro Basin of the Texas Panhandle. Three years later, he spent five years as an in-house landman for Endeavor Energy Resources, and then 9 years as an in-house Sr. Landman for Legacy Reserves. Randy came over to Return Disposal as a landman in June of 2020. Randy is a Certified Professional Landman (CPL) through the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL) and is registered as an Easement and Right-of Way Agent with Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC).




Misty Scott was born in DeLeon, Texas, and is the wife of Toben Scott, President.

Misty received a BS in Sports Medicine and a MS in Education from Lubbock Christian University. Misty’s first career job was in Houston, Texas, where she work for Houston ISD as an athletic trainer. When Toben & Misty moved to Midland with Phillips Petroleum, Misty was recruited by Midland Christian School as their private Athletic Trainer where she served for six years. Raising a family became Misty’s next profession until her husband Toben recruited her to help him build their first saltwater disposal business. Misty has had an integral role in the founding and growth of all of the Scott business efforts since that time, along with the monumental task of raising three straight A and athletically active kids.

Misty runs the home and the office!




Patrice hails from Tulsa, Oklahoma. She and her husband Shelby have two grown daughters.

Patrice graduated college from Texas State with a BS in Accounting and started her career as an auditor for Bailey-Vaught-Robertson in Dallas. From there, Patrice was recruited to serve as Controller for Cantex Healthcare services in Dallas, Texas. Patrice and her husband re-located to Austin, Texas, where she earned the position of Controller at Calendar Club, LLC’s headquarters. Patrice and Shelby then relocated to Midland, Texas, to take over the family’s oilfield service business. With this change of industry, Patrice learned oil & gas accounting where she has worked in the family business in addition to numerous other oil & gas company clients. Patrice has worked as a contract CPA with Toben Scott and his various ventures since 2005.




Craig joined Return Disposal in September of 2020. As Engineering Manager of Return, Craig is primarily responsible for overseeing the planning, coordinating, and execution of all engineering aspects as they relate to the company’s saltwater disposal, water-midstream, and solids disposal projects.

Craig began his career in 2009 as an Operations Engineer with Breck Operating Corp. in Breckenridge, Texas. While at Breck, he drilled and completed 20+ vertical wells targeting conventional reservoirs in the Permian & Fort Worth Basins. In January of 2012, Craig joined LegacyReserves Inc., where he worked as an Operations Engineer overseeing the drilling and completion of Legacy’s 42 horizontal Bone Spring locations on their Federal Exploratory Unit in Lea Co., NewMexico, with funds managed by TPG Special Situations Partners (“TSSP”) under a DrillCoagreement.

Prior to joining Return Disposal, Craig worked as a Senior Reservoir Engineer while at Legacy in their Business Development group, where he led several technical evaluations on acquisitions, divestitures, and acreage trades across multiple basins in the US including the Eagleford, Piceance, Anadarko, East Texas, and Permian. Craig holds a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Texas Tech University.

He enjoys traveling as well as spending time with his family and friends who also call Midland their home.




Raised in Plano, TX, Ashley started her oil and gas career at Anthem Oil & Gas. She has held various accounting positions throughout her career including positions with Endeavor Energy Resources and Arrington Oil & Gas. In 2017, Ashley went to work for RSP Permian as a Senior Financial Analyst over the Delaware basin and continued on with Concho Resources in corporate accounting and financial reporting after the acquisition of RSP. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Baylor University in Finance and is a member of the Professional Accountants Society of Permian Basin. Ashley joined our team in March 2021 and serves as Accounting Manager for Return Disposal.