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August 12, 2014
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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. However, when I picture the city I often think of something totally different – energy. After all, Seattle is where Seahawks fans push the boundaries of how loud a stadium
August 8, 2014
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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 recycling and compost bins on the course Zero trash cans 18 collection trucks, all of which run on clean-burning natural gas 563,008 attendees (a weeklong record) These numbers say a
August 6, 2014
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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 regions) bats pick up and transfer pollen between flowers, enabling those plants to reproduce. Unfortunately, the large majority of pollinating species are experiencing drastic population declines, due to factors such
July 22, 2014
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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 rituals of seeing their favorite team in action. It’s really a big celebration when you think about it. After all, where else do you see so many beverages, food and
July 18, 2014
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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 phones (don’t fret younger readers – we’ve provided some Wikipedia links so you can learn what those devices are). In fact, it seems as soon as you buy any form
July 11, 2014
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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 area and envision an organics recycling program coming to life. You stop by student housing and learn about “move-in/move-out,” which arranges for unwanted items left behind by students to go
June 18, 2014
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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 are WM and UL’s take on validating these initiatives? WM’s Raymond Randall sat down with UL’s Scot Case to discuss how to meet the need for transparent sustainability claims. Raymond
June 16, 2014
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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 natural gas vehicles. This includes: Having more than 3,000 heavy-duty natural gas trucks on the road Being one of the largest commercial fleet consumers of natural gas in North America
June 11, 2014
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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 the Washington, D.C. area. Arnold was recently recognized on both Fortune.com and in People Magazine for what you might call his hobby: community service. In 2007, after seeing the continuing
May 13, 2014
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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 off customers in the United States to order a pickup right from their smart phone. Imagine you are a busy job site foreman or scheduler. You are working on a