Waste Management believes the issues surrounding the quality of our earth, air and water are big issues and they call for big solutions. At WM, merely complying with laws and regulations designed to stop environmentally damaging practices is not enough, not by a long shot. WM is always looking for ways to use its knowledge and experience for a greater good, because it is plainly and simply the right thing to do.
WM invests time and resources in the development of innovative ideas that produce measurable results, because the results not only provide immediate benefits, but also produce critical new knowledge that can be shared with others. WM joins resources with regulatory commissions, communities, citizens and other companies to seek solutions together, because on its own WM can make a start—but together a difference can be made.
Our commitment to the environment is evident in many programs that protect our natural resources and make a positive impact on our surroundings, including:
Sponsorship of Wildlife Forever, a national non-profit environmental education and conservation organization based in Minnesota.
Contribution of services and equipment for Earth Day activities and many other community clean-up events throughout the area, and
Initiation of the Youth Recycling Green Team program, a recycling education program that rewards youth groups for their efforts to increase public participation in recycling. So far, 25 Youth Recycling Green Teams have recycled over 500 tons of mixed paper/cardboard.