In October 2013, Waste Management announced the building of a new facility that will create pipeline-ready natural gas from its Milam Landfill in Fairmont City, Illinois.
Waste Management announced July 31st the opening of its 50th natural gas fueling station, a further move toward the company’s sustainability goals of reducing its fleet emissions and increasing its fuel efficiency. At a ceremony in Jackson, Miss., state, county and local officials joined the company to dedicate the fueling station and the fleet, which will service routes in the communities in and around the city.
On July 16 Waste Management hosted a “First Truck” ceremony to mark the opening of its new $1.5-million Fort Pierce Transfer Station, and the start of a new single-stream recycling program for City of Fort Pierce, Florida.
Waste Management ranked a leading sustainable company in the Dow Jones sustainability and carbon disclosure project indexes
Waste Management recently announced its inclusion in the 2012 Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI), ranking on the DJSI World and North America indexes as the top waste and disposal services company. In addition, Waste Management has been ranked among the Carbon Disclosure Project’s (CDP) top 10 percent of industrial companies for its efforts to reduce emissions and mitigate the risks of climate change.
In 2011, Waste Management formally launched their Diversion and Recycling Tracking tool (DART) to help project planners, contractors, architects and building owners measure their green performance during a construction, renovation, and demolition project. The service, which is available across the US and Canada, operates online and is accessible 24-hours a day to monitor C&D recycling, tabulate total diversion rates and provide documentation to support LEED certification.
As of the end of February, Waste Management , in collaboration with Terasen Gas / Fortis BC, has deployed 20 new “clean air” trucks in the lower mainland and Metro Vancouver area, which will collect commercial recycling, food waste and garbage.