Waste Management: Focusing on Local Government Needs

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Waste Management: Focusing on Local Government Needs


As a provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services, Waste Management serves nearly 22 million residential, industrial, municipal and commercial customers throughout the United States and Canada. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, the company's network of operations includes 431 collection operations, 381 transfer stations, 119 recycling plants, 17 waste-to-energy plants, 57 landfill gas-to-electricity facilities operated at our landfills, and 286 active landfill disposal sites.

Though large in scale, Waste Management tailors its services to each customer group and to local communities to ensure timely, effective response to customer needs. Waste Management is strongly committed to the safe and responsible management of waste, regulatory compliance, and the protection and enhancement of the environment.

Promoting Efficient Collection Services

With the largest trucking fleet in the waste industry and a vast network of facilities, Waste Management maximizes productivity through efficient routing, pricing, and utilization of labor and equipment. Solid waste collection services are performed for public sector, commercial, industrial, and residential customers.

Utilizing State-of-the-Art Disposal Methods

Waste Management operates the largest network of landfills in its industry. The company utilizes the most advanced engineering, construction, and monitoring methods in its landfills, along with operational procedures that help ensure the highest standards of safety and environmental responsibility.

Waste Management's wholly owned subsidiary, Wheelabrator Technologies, also provides disposal options, with 17 waste-to-energy facilities across the U. …

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