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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