Government Waste Services

As North America’s leading provider of environmental services, WM is uniquely positioned to provide government entities, municipalities, and communities with a wide variety of environmental solutions ranging from basic waste pick-ups to renewable/alternative energy products. Across the U.S., WM works with communities and municipalities to lower costs and to create safe and sustainable environments for local business and residents alike. Communities trust WM to develop customized programs that fit both their environmental needs as well as their budgets.

In addition to the 390 trash hauling operations, 264 active solid waste landfills, and 310 transfer stations WM owns and operates for providing the basic services of picking up your trash on schedule, WM operates 114 traditional and 42 single stream recycling facilities, 5 hazardous waste landfills, and 1 active hazardous underground injection facility. We are a leading developer, operator, and owner of landfill-gas-to-energy facilities in the United States, with more than 135 current projects and more on the way. Our over 43,500 employees serve more than 21 million customers with environmentally sound solid waste management and recycling services and we are a leading provider in the transforming of waste into renewable resources arena.

WM provides environmental education programs for municipalities and communities, including our and Discovery Education learning tools. We offer services such as electronics recycling from a nationwide network of ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified processing centers. We transform food waste into nutrient rich compost and offer solar-powered trash compactors, medical waste solutions, and waste watch programs that make neighborhoods and streets safe. We work with schools, healthcare facilities, and local businesses. Municipalities and communities all across America are starting to Think Green® as a daily part of their lives – you can too.