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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 percent less fuel. Well, through Volvo Construction Equipment (CE), it’s currently in the works and Waste Management was pleased to take it for a long test drive. It started late
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 was always good at fixing things – but like many millennials in the job market, he was struggling to find a job that promoted hands-on learning. At the time, Adrian
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 about a collection truck you may not realize. First, kids love them. Second, each of the more than 18,000 collection vehicles Waste Management operates every day in service of its
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 many new and diverse recruits the company is prepared to welcome, a spotlight is being placed on female technicians and drivers. National Career Day promises to highlight opportunities for female
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 posts (like this) conveying a point of view, and social media content that tells a story – post-by-post – of what it is to be the largest environmental solutions provider
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 in Canada) as families and friends gather to celebrate. This summertime ritual of backyard barbecues is a great opportunity to spend quality time with loved ones but can pose challenges
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 an extremely rare liver disease that was progressing rapidly. Doctors told his parents, Christina and Robert, that their newborn would need a liver transplant. The Whiteheads were elated when they
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. Each year Americans toss out enough paper and plastic cups, forks and spoons to circle the equator 300 times. WM wants to encourage consumers to keep a few safety and
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 summer safety around waste and recycling collection trucks. Children are naturally fascinated by waste and recycling trucks, and how they work, but it is important to keep a safe distance
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 of this summer… trucks into TRANSFORMERS. To celebrate the debut of JUNKHEAP (one of our very own residential front loaders) in TRANSFORMERS: Age of Extinction, we hosted a sweepstakes earlier