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Waste Management Inc.

HQ: Houston, TX   |   10,000 - 25,000 employees  |  

Waste Management, Inc. is the leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America. The company is strongly committed to a foundation of financial strength, operating excellence and professionalism.

Waste Management tailors its services to meet the needs of each customer group and to ensure consistent, superior service at the local level. Headquartered in Houston, the company's network of operations includes 429 collection operations, 366 transfer stations, 289 active landfill disposal sites, 17 waste-to-energy plants, 138 recycling plants and 85 beneficial-use landfill gas projects. These assets enable Waste Management to offer a full range of environmental services to nearly 21 million residential, industrial, municipal and commercial customers.

Drawing on its resources and experience, it actively pursues projects and initiatives that benefit the waste industry, the communities it serves and the environment. Waste Management works to make a positive difference for the environment in every aspect of its business.

The company recovers and processes methane gas, naturally produced in landfills, into an energy source for generating power.
With 389 vehicles now converted from diesel fuel to clean-burning natural gas, the company operates one of the nation's largest fleets of heavy-duty trucks powered exclusively by natural gas.
It has taken a leadership role in promoting the recycling and reuse of materials that would otherwise end up in landfills.
Through its waste-to-energy plants, WM uses solid municipal waste to generate power. This reduces the volume of the waste by 90 percent and saves space in local landfills while providing an economical alternative to the use of fossil and nuclear fuels.
WM partners with communities, government and industries to redevelop closed landfill sites into recreational and commercial facilities such as parks, athletic fields, campgrounds and golf courses.
Across North America, the company works with environmental groups to set aside land for the creation and management of wetlands and wildlife habitats.
WM helped found the Chicago Climate Exchange, an organization established to provide a voluntary marketplace for reducing and trading greenhouse gas emissions.

Waste Management's environmental initiatives have drawn recognition numerous times from organizations such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Energy and the Wildlife Habitat Council.

  • Awards
  • Innovative Projects
  • Bioreactor Landfills
  • Management System
  • Educational Resoures
  • Benefits
    • Comprehensive Health Care Coverage
    • Prescription Drug Plan
    • Dental Plan
    • Salary Continuance (Short and Long-Term Disability)
    • Employee and Family Assistance Program
    • Retiree Medical
    • Flexible Spending Accounts
    • Adoption Assistance Program
    Education Savings Accounts
    • Scholarship Programs
    • Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment
    • Insurance
    • Business Travel Accident Insurance
    • 401(k) Plan with a generous company-match
    • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
    • Ford Motor Company Supplier Partner Program
    • GM Supplier Partner Program
    • Chrysler Supplier Partner Program
    • Dell Supplier Partner Program
    • Bank of America Discounted Banking Services
    • Wells Fargo Discounted Banking Services
    • Nextel Supplier Partner Program
    Professional Development
    • Tuition Reimbursement Program
    Career Opportunities
    Waste Management teams up with first African-American driver to atempt to qualify for the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup in 20 years

    ATLANTA, March 14, 2006 – NASCAR Craftsman Truck SeriesTM driver Bill Lester will make history this weekend, piloting the No. 23 Waste Management NASCAR® entry for Bill Davis Racing in the Golden Corral 500 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway (Fox, 1:30 p.m.). Lester, fulfilling a lifelong dream, will be the first black driver to attempt to qualify for a NASCAR NEXTEL Cup SeriesTM race in 20 years. Lester’s racing career is marked by a series of firsts. He was the first African-American to compete in a NASCAR Busch SeriesTM event in 1999, the first to win a pole for a modern-era NASCAR® race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in 2003, and the first to lead a top division NASCAR® race in two decades. Today, Houston-based Waste Management, sponsor of Lester’s NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series team since 2004, announced that it will step up its commitment to Lester and support his historic run in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series in 2006. "What Bill Lester has accomplished on and off the track makes us very proud to have him as an ambassador for our company,” said David Steiner, Waste Management Chief Executive Officer. “Waste Management is committed to the encouragement of personal achievement as well as to diversity in the workplace, and our support of Lester – as well as the other drivers on our racing team – is a big part of that. We believe in Lester and see an amazing opportunity for him to make motorsports history.”
    Driving the No. 22 Waste Management Toyota Tundra in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series for Bill Davis Racing, Lester captured back-to-back poles at Kansas Speedway and Kentucky Speedway in 2005 and was one of the top all-around qualifiers for the entire season. His on-track success, determination and competitiveness throughout 2005 inspired Waste Management to starting thinking in terms of Cup contention. The newest Nextel Cup team will have their chance this weekend, when Lester races in both the NASCAR Craftsman Truck and NASCAR NEXTEL Cup races under the Waste Management banner at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Lester’s inaugural NASCAR NEXTEL Cup qualifying run will take place at 7:10 p.m. on March 17 at the AMS, just after his Craftsman Truck Series qualifier at 5:10 p.m. and before the Craftsman Truck Series Race at 9:10 p.m. Both events will be broadcast on the SPEED Channel. “To say I am proud and honored to have this company behind me is an understatement,” said Lester. “Their commitment to diversity, alone, is laudable, but the fact that they really believe in me and support me so thoroughly is really meaningful. Getting to know their employees and values has made me feel like a part of their family, and I couldn’t think of a better partner to join me in this momentous opportunity. To have Waste Management on both my Toyota Tundra truck and Nextel Cup Dodge is terrific, and I will definitely be ‘thinking green’ this weekend.” ABOUT THE TEAM: Waste Management, Inc. is its industry’s leading provider of comprehensive waste management and environmental services. Based in Houston, the Company serves municipal, commercial, industrial, and residential customers throughout North America. WMI extends its diversity initiative through Team Waste Management, the company’s own racing team, comprised of Sterling Marlin, Bill Lester, Jesus Hernandez and Allison Duncan. For more information including press material, photos and graphic images, visit our Virtual Media Center at Bill Davis Racing is owned by Bill and Gail Davis and has been racing in NASCAR® since 1988. The team is the Winner of the 2002 Daytona 500, and is one of few elite teams to win races in all three major NASCAR® divisions – Craftsman Truck Series; Busch Grand National Series; and NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series. See Bill Lester information is also available at and at

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  • Diversity
    Waste Management is strongly committed to upholding ethical standards and promoting diversity and inclusion. All employees and others performing work on behalf of the Company are expected to adhere to the laws and regulations that apply to their work activities and demonstrate ethical behavior in all their decisions and interacti