I played this and Notre Dame. I think you should get Notre Dame instead because it does what Industrial Waste much better.
I also had Industrial Waste in my 'must buy' list but since I have played Notre Dame, it no longer is and Notre Dame is.
Notre Dame and Industrial Waste do not share similar mechanics or gameplay.
Industrial Waste is very similar to Goa and Scepter of Zavandor.
Notre Dame, while not totally original, is a totally different animal. I has more in common with El Grande, except that you draft the cards you will play for the round.
Depending on the games you like, you could go either way.