Who We Are

Waste Management, Inc. is a leading provider of integrated environmental solutions in North America.

Waste Management is the largest environmental solutions provider in North America, serving more than 21 million municipal, commercial and industrial customers in the U.S. and Canada. We have invested in developing waste solutions for a changing world. Today, this includes not just disposal and recycling, but personal counseling to help customers achieve their green goals, including zero waste.

Waste Management is North America's largest residential recycler and a renewable energy provider. We recover the naturally occurring gas inside landfills to generate electricity, called landfill-gas-to-energy. Waste Management's fleet of natural gas trucks is the largest heavy-duty truck fleet of its kind in North America. With the largest network of recycling facilities, transfer stations and landfills in the industry, our entire business can adapt to meet the needs of every distinct customer segment.

As North America's leading provider of comprehensive waste management services, our mission is to maximize resource value while minimizing impact in order to further both economic and environmental sustainability for all of our stakeholders.

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Diversity at Waste Management

"DIVERSITY is about more than gender, race, or ethnicity. It’s about who we are as individuals and the unique differences we bring to Waste Management every day."

Jim Fish, President and CEO

At Waste Management, we are committed to promoting and fostering equal opportunity for all employees in all areas of our company. Our goal is to make a workplace where everyone is valued and respected. Our diversity mission:

  • To champion an inclusive culture that embraces individual differences and unique needs while driving innovation
  • To leverage the diverse talent of our workforce to enhance business growth
  • To ensure our workforce is reflective of the global marketplace and the divergent populations we serve
  • To cultivate relationships with strategic business partners that will ensure our ability to access, attract, and retain a diverse workforce.

Waste Management will support its business priorities by leveraging the competitive advantage of our diverse workforce to drive superior business results. It is well proven that diverse teams promote creativity, innovation and product development.

Only by fully embracing diversity and maximizing the well-being and contributions of our people can we fully maximize the strength and competitiveness of our company. We must encourage individuals to reach their full potential, in pursuit of organizational objectives without inadvertently showing preference to one group over any other.

Inclusion is how we embrace and enable diversity at Waste Management. Our organization, investors, vendors and customers benefit from the broad perspectives of our diverse workforce. We are committed to building our diversity efforts, as well as capitalizing on the differences of our internal talent.

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Who doesn't like to be on the winning team?

Here at Waste Management we know that being a responsible company and a compassionate employer isn't about the awards and the accolades, it is about doing our part for the future and making a place we can all be proud to call our own.

...but the awards don't hurt either.

  • 2018 Best Companies to Work For - Millennials, Women's Choice Award
  • Best of the Best, Professional Women's Magazine 2017
  • Corporate Equality Index Score 90+, Human Rights Campaign 2011-2017
  • Top Military Friendly® Employer, G.I. Jobs/military.com 2010-2017
  • “Best for Vets" Employer, Military Times 2010-2017
  • 50 Best Companies to Sell For, Selling Power Magazine 2015-2017
  • Top 50 Employers, Equal Opportunity Publications 2016
  • World's Most Ethical Companies, Ethisphere Institute 2007-2017
  • Dow Jones Sustainability Index, North American Indices, 13 of the past 15 years

Strong Teams. Strong Communities.

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