Waste Management (WM), a Fortune 250 company, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America. WM serves nearly 25 million customers in residential, commercial, industrial and municipal markets throughout North America through a network of collection operations, transfer stations, landfills, recycling facilities and waste-based energy production projects.
Waste Management is also a renewable energy provider, producing enough electricity to power more than one million homes. One of the ways we do this is by recovering the naturally occurring gas inside our landfills to generate electricity, called landfill-gas-to-energy. By the end of 2013, we operated 137 beneficial-use landfill-gas projects, producing enough energy to power nearly 500,000 homes.
Mission: We have made commitments to sustainability that help drive our business. By 2020 we plan to power more than 2 million homes using waste to create energy and manage to more than 20 million tons of recyclable material per year.