(uskings.us) Waste Management, Inc. is American waste management, comprehensive waste, and environmental services company in North America. With 26,000 collection and transfer vehicles, the company has the largest trucking fleet in the waste industry.
Waste Management, Inc. is American waste management, comprehensive waste, and environmental services company in North America. That started to change in 1893 when a Dutch immigrant named Harm Huizenga began collecting trash in Chicago for a small fee. With little more than a modest wagon, he built up a reliable client base over the years by effectively managing the waste of a rapidly changing society.
In 1968, Harm’s grandson Wayne Huizenga and two other investors, Dean Buntrock and Larry Beck, had a vision. They wanted to serve their community by properly managing the waste produced by a rapidly growing population consuming more and more products built for convenience. In the 1970s, Americans started to embrace a more environmentally friendly mindset. Waste Management was already professionally and responsibly disposing of waste, and the company expanded the commitment to the environment by beginning to address complex specialized waste.
By 1982 Waste Management had become the world’s largest waste disposal company, with more than $1 billion in sales. The company was one of the first truly integrated waste companies, not only collecting waste but responsibly managing the landfills it ends up in. And the firm was also one of the first to recognize the burgeoning recycling movement, building robust collection, materials recovery and materials marketing infrastructures to ensure that more of our waste finds a second life.
The company’s network includes 346 transfer stations 293 active landfill disposal sites, 146 recycling plants, 111 beneficial-use landfill gas projects and six independent power production plants. Waste Management offers environmental services to nearly 21 million residential, industrial, municipal and commercial customers in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. With 26,000 collection and transfer vehicles, the company has the largest trucking fleet in the waste industry. Together with its competitor Republic Services, Inc, the two handle more than half of all garbage collection in the United States.
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