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August 8, 2018

A Green Back to School Season

As millions prepare to head back to school, Waste Management is offering parents, students and educators practical tips to make this school year more
July 27, 2018

Tips for Hurricane Preparedness

With Hurricane season comes a sense of urgency to prepare, prepare, prepare! When it comes to storm preparation, there’s one thing to always keep
July 17, 2018

Bret Prinz: From World Series to Waste Management

Talent comes to Waste Management from all areas and walks of life. It isn’t too often, however, that one of our great employees gets
June 19, 2018

Employee Spotlight: Josh Haraf – Finding the Adventure in Every Day

15 years. A lot of hats. Thousands of miles logged. Still, “Every day is an adventure” for Area Sales Director Josh Haraf. The “voice
May 24, 2018

CORe® : Organics Recycling Technology that Turns Food Waste into Energy

“WM’s CORe® process economically recycles food waste and meets an important societal need.” – Eric Myers, director of organic recycling for Waste Management Food waste
April 24, 2018

The Dangers of “Wishcycling”

By Susan Robinson, Director of Public Affairs for Waste Management As the impacts of China’s new import policies to reduce trash in the recyclables
April 3, 2018

The Battle Against Recycling Contamination is Everyone’s Battle

By Brent Bell, Vice President of Recycling Operations for Waste Management For all the years I’ve worked in the recycling business for Waste Management,
March 21, 2018

Finding the Right Chemistry at Waste Management

Careers begin in many ways. For Reyna Javar, a Waste Management chemist in Arlington, Oregon, it was watching episodes of Bill Nye the Science
March 15, 2018

A Career She Was Born To Do

“Absolutely I get dirty. But at the end of the day, the coveralls come off, you go home and take a shower and it’s
February 28, 2018

Zero Waste Challenge: Home Edition

Since 2013, the Waste Management Phoenix Open has strived to achieve zero waste, meaning everything used throughout the weeklong event (from food and drinks
January 9, 2018

What is Zero Waste?

Most people probably don’t think too much about the trash they throw away. After all, we’re all so busy with work and family and
December 14, 2017

5 Things I Learned at Waste Management as the Intern

By Abigail Mendoza   I spent the spring semester of 2017 applying left and right to internships, trying to build my portfolio and get
November 30, 2017

Waste Management’s Deep Connection to Wildlife Conservation

Recognized as a Corporate Conservation Leader What do cabbage moths and California Red-Legged Frogs have in common with Waste Management? For more than 28
November 2, 2017

Glass Recycling: Breaking through with Local Solutions

Glass recycling can be a tricky business. Glass is highly abrasive on equipment, it can be difficult to separate cleanly in single-stream and its
September 19, 2017

Bigbelly: How High-Tech “Smart” Garbage Cans Are Making Cities Smarter

Who knew garbage cans could be so smart? For years, Waste Management has been an investor in Bigbelly – the world leading smart waste
August 4, 2017

WM Tested A New Hybrid (And We Sure Did Like It)

Imagine a big, “yellow iron” loader that’s capable of doing the work of a much larger vehicle, while at the same time using 35
July 20, 2017

Technician Apprentice Program: Waste Management “TAPs” Into Skilled Talent Pool

  A couple of years ago, Adrian Resendez was thinking about his career. He had an idea what he wanted to do – he
June 20, 2017

Waste Management and GreenBiz’17: The Zero Waste Challenge

By Tom Carpenter,  Director for Waste Management Sustainability Services For occasions big and small, Waste Management Sustainability Services has a proven track record of
May 30, 2017

Secrets of Waste Management Trucks

The mention of a collection truck may conjure up certain images ꟷ usually those of large, rumbling industrial workhorses. But there are other things
April 27, 2017

Waste Management National Career Day Looks to Place More Women in the Driver’s Seat

This year’s Waste Management National Career Day on May 4 is shaping up to be a huge hiring event across North America. Among the
April 4, 2017

IRONMAN: WM Helps Win the Sustainability Race

Every year, thousands of athletes around the world participate in an IRONMAN® triathlon: one of the ultimate challenges of human endurance, including a 2.4-mile
January 10, 2017

A Tournament Like No Other

The Waste Management Phoenix Open is known for many things. It’s the largest attended golf tournament on the PGA TOUR®, welcoming more than 600,000
December 14, 2016

WM Releases 2016 Sustainability Report

As North America’s leading environmental solutions provider and largest residential recycler, Waste Management understands the need to put recycling on its best footing for
November 10, 2016

Supporting Sustainable Sports: Waste Management Partners with the Council for Responsible Sport

Waste Management is pleased to support the Council for Responsible Sport (the Council) and share in their vision of a world where responsibly produced
September 8, 2016

Greening the Game: Sporting Events as Opportunities for Expanding Sustainability

By Michele Grossman, managing principal for Waste Management Sustainability Services Sporting events bring people together. Whether it’s the World Cup or Wimbledon, the Super
September 1, 2016

CEO David Steiner Keynotes at Recycling Conference

David Steiner, CEO of Waste Management, recently gave the keynote address at the 2016 Resource Recycling Conference in New Orleans. The conference, now in
August 4, 2016

Local Landfills Provide Renewable Energy

Just outside Omaha, Nebraska, resides Waste Management’s Pheasant Point Landfill, where the company is using everyday waste to produce a form of renewable energy
June 15, 2016

Prevent, Recover, Recycle: Finding Solutions for Food Waste

By Eric Myers, director of organic recycling for Waste Management Across the globe, one third of the food produced for human consumption goes uneaten.
May 10, 2016

How Do Low Oil Prices Affect Recycling?

By Brent Bell, vice president of recycling operations for Waste Management For consumers filling their gas tanks at the pumps, low oil prices are
April 11, 2016

Recycle More? Or…Recycle Better?

Guest Blog by Susan Robinson, Senior Public Affairs Director for Waste Management The other day, two colleagues from the waste and recycling world asked
March 10, 2016

A New Media Room to Tell our Story

Welcome to the media room and blog for Waste Management. Click through the tabs above. You’ll find press releases announcing our latest news, blog
September 21, 2015

Zero Waste at ‘Greenest Show on Grass’

The 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open (WMPO), the world’s best-attended golf tournament, diverted 100 percent of tournament waste away from landfills for the third
September 1, 2015

Fire Safety Prevention for Labor Day

In many neighborhoods, the smell of hot dogs and hamburger patties grilling on barbecue pits will be prevalent on Labor Day (or Labour Day
August 27, 2015

Sustainability Matters

Waste Management’s Sustainability Services (WMSS) team continually looks for ways to advance the sustainable efforts of companies beyond waste and recycling programs. The WMSS
August 21, 2015

Community Comes Together to Help Young Child

Two weeks ago, five-month-old Nathan Whitehead was in critical condition at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago. His health was failing as a result of
August 18, 2015

Sustainability Lesson at Thirty Thousand Feet in the Air

Business and first-class passengers on select American Airlines flights this summer will get an environmental education along with their extra legroom, courtesy of Waste
August 11, 2015

Back to School’s “Three R’s”: Reduce, Reuse & Recycle

As nearly 50 million students head back to elementary and secondary school, and an additional 21 million students go back to college, Waste Management
August 7, 2015

Barge Delivers Tons of Marine Debris to Seattle

After weeks of picking up marine debris along the Alaskan and Canadian shoreline, the 300-foot-long barge Dioskouroi arrived at its final destination, Seattle, on
July 24, 2015

Removing Marine Debris from Alaska’s Shoreline

In March 2011, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake hit 230 miles northeast of Tokyo, causing a 30-foot tsunami, which claimed at least 16,000 lives and
July 9, 2015

Turning Leftovers into Energy

Imagine that you’re eating lunch at your favorite restaurant, but unable to finish the food you ordered. You opt not to take the leftovers
June 26, 2015

‘Going Green’ this Fourth of July and Summer Season

As family and friends gather this summer for barbecues, picnics and parties, there will be plenty of memories being made and waste being produced.
June 19, 2015

Summer Safety around Collection Trucks

Summer break is here, which means more children are outside playing in their neighborhood. Since June is National Safety Month, we want to encourage
June 16, 2015

Ironman. Planning for the race and waste.

HOUSTON — (BUSINESS WIRE) — Dec. 19, 2014 — Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) announced today that it will redeem the entire outstanding principal amount
May 27, 2015

A Race to Zero Waste at IRONMAN

“With months of training behind them, and a grueling obstacle course in front of them, the hundreds of athletes who came to The Woodlands,
May 19, 2015

Ways to Go Green at Work

At home, it’s easy – we separate the trash from the recyclables, place the items curbside (or make the trip to our local recycling
April 30, 2015

Bridgestone Americas Inc. Facility Wins Prestigious Award for Innovative Diversion Efforts

“Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.” This observation by Booker T. Washington perhaps most accurately exemplifies an achievement by
March 10, 2015

Grant supports greener food truck rodeo

DURHAM, N.C. – A recycling program created with Waste Management support is helping to reduce waste generated by the popular Food Truck Rodeo in
January 16, 2015

Go #Greenin15

Create a 15 second video and you could be a winner Waste Management has launched of the “Green in 15” social media video contest
December 16, 2014

Introducing Recycle Often. Recycle Right.

In an effort to increase recycling and improve the quality of materials through a comprehensive education program, Waste Management has launched a new online
November 15, 2014

Waste Management Phoenix Open wins global environmental prize

Golf is one of those sports in which the lower you score, the more competitive you become. The same is true when it comes
November 14, 2014

IRONMAN: Planning for the race and the waste

To be an IRONMAN triathlete is to dream big. To overcome physical and mental obstacles. To meticulously plan for every segment of the race.
October 29, 2014

Waste Management Recognized by CDP and Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indices

Each year Waste Management reports our corporate sustainability to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). Our submission is scored by CDP, and details from their
October 2, 2014

Green building at its finest in Los Angeles

Located among the factories and warehouses of Vernon (right outside of Los Angeles) is the WM Healthcare Solutions Vernon facility, where local hospitals and
September 10, 2014

Dog Show Achieves Zero Waste

For the dog-lover, it was paradise, as many different breeds were on display – English Mastiffs, Bulldogs, Dalmatians, English Setters and more. But what
September 4, 2014

Rutgers University: the ‘Environmental Powerhouse’

This week, Waste Management will sponsor a unique learning experience with a leading green educational facility – Rutgers University. Located in historic New Jersey,
August 27, 2014

“Green Athletes” unite for different kind of sport

This summer, Waste Management participated at the Green Sports Alliance Summit, which for four years has promoted sustainable best practices among facility managers and
August 25, 2014

Winner announced in TRANSFORMERS: Age of Extinction sweepstakes

At Waste Management, transformation is something we facilitate on a daily basis- whether that’s waste into resources, recyclables into products, or in the case
August 15, 2014

Waste Management hero driver visits the White House

On August 13, Waste Management driver Arnold Harvey, alongside his wife, Theresa, visited the White House to meet with Jonathan Greenblatt, Special Assistant to
August 12, 2014

Landfill powers thousands of Seattle homes

By Dave Unger, director of renewable energy for Waste Management When most people think of Seattle they think of gray skies and rainy days.
August 8, 2014

Beyond Sport: Waste Management Phoenix Open a finalist for “Sport for the Environment” Award

The Greenest Show on Grass When it comes to the Waste Management Phoenix Open, there are several numbers we’re all extremely proud of: 6,000
August 6, 2014

Tackling the Plight of the Pollinators through WHC Programs

Pollinators are a vital part of the world’s ecosystems. In their search for nectar, species such as butterflies, moths, bees, hummingbirds, and (in some
July 22, 2014

Five ways teams go green (and fans don’t always know it)

From the tailgate, to the start of a game, to the mad dash out the parking lot, fans (especially “die-hards”) are familiar with the
July 18, 2014

Retro is the new recyclable

Send us your unwanted electronics It’s amazing how electronics have changed over the years, from 8-track players to iPads and rotary dials to cell
July 11, 2014

The Think Green Campus Model

Imagine walking through a massive university campus and seeing all the opportunities to “go green” jump out at you. You walk by the dining
June 18, 2014

Infusing Transparency into the Pursuit of Zero Waste to Landfill

Waste Management and UL Environment are helping waste producers to institute landfill diversion processes to achieve a true “Zero Waste to Landfill” outcome. What
June 16, 2014

Our natural gas story

During a panel presentation alongside famed energy executive T. Boone Pickens, Waste Management celebrated a number of key milestones related to its fleet of
June 11, 2014

Driver featured in Fortune, People Magazine

Meet Arnold Harvey. He’s just your everyday, waste collection driver who for more than 24 years has worked at Waste Management’s Gaithersburg Hauling, servicing
May 13, 2014

Transforming Our Services With Mobile Capabilities

So, have you heard the news? On April 26th, we launched the new, improved WM Mobile App! This app will now allow our roll
March 31, 2014

Life Cycle Thinking: Helping Our Stakeholders Help The Earth

When it comes to being good stewards of the earth, we all want to do the right thing. We strive to reduce our carbon
March 19, 2014

Partnership with Nonprofit Provides Access to Online Conservation Collaboration Tool

One of the ways that Waste Management (WM) achieves its corporate sustainability goal is by partnering with conservation organizations like the Wildlife Habitat Council
March 10, 2014

Recycle Often. Recycle Right.

That’s Waste Management’s message to our customers, neighbors, and broader community of stakeholders. It’s much more than a simple refrain. Forty years ago, the
March 3, 2014

Making Energy Security a National Goal (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this blog, I discussed the importance of diversifying our country’s transportation fuels in order to improve our national and economic
February 28, 2014

Making Energy Security a National Goal (Part 1)

In this two-part blog series, we explore the efforts Waste Management and others are taking to make energy security a national goal. For seven
February 27, 2014

Baton Rouge Goes Green with Clean Natural Gas

In 2015, Baton Rouge streets will be a little greener, as a new fleet of environmentally friendly Waste Management trucks rolls into the Capital
February 23, 2014

2013 DART Circle of Excellence Award

For the third year in a row, Waste Management is celebrating the winning companies of our Sustainable Circle of Excellence Award, which recognizes the
February 22, 2014

Behind the Scenes at The Waste Management Phoenix Open

What does it take to plan the largest attended event on the PGA TOUR? We interviewed Michele Grossman, Managing Principal with WM’s Sustainability Services,
February 20, 2014

Waste Management Collaboration for New Greenhouse Emission Standards

President Obama announced this week his deadline for issuing the next generation of fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for medium- and
February 13, 2014

Thinking Green While on Vacation: 8 Tips on Eco-Travel

My husband and I have made it a tradition to use our annual family vacation not only a time to have fun and bond,
January 17, 2014

Design With Intent: Sustainability in Product Design

Every time I go to the store to purchase a product, I’m struck by how many examples of products and packaging I see that