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Waste Management Inc. - Statistics & Facts

Waste Management Inc. was formed in 1971 in the United States after its three founders, Wayne Huizenga, Dean Buntrock, and Larry Beck, started to buy up as many small garbage collection services in the country as possible. Since then it has gone on to become one the leading waste management companies worldwide. Waste Management Inc.'s services include waste collection, transfer stations, landfill disposal, and recycling.

Waste Management Inc.'s recycling revenue totaled more than one billion U.S. dollars in the 2019 fiscal year. The annual volume of recyclables managed by the company has averaged approximately 15 million metric tons in recent years. Of this amount, the majority of recycled materials are paper and mixed organics. Waste Management Inc. also provides electronic waste recycling, which is the world's fastest growing waste stream, and an increasing environmental hazard when not properly disposed of.

Waste Management also owns several waste-to-energy facilities which collects municipal solid waste and converts it into renewable electric power. The United States consumed 433 trillion British thermal units of waste energy in 2019.

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