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Waste Management Inc. - statistics & facts

Waste Management, Inc. is a Texas based waste management company that was founded in the 1970s. It has since gone on to become the largest waste company in the United States, as well as one of the leading waste companies worldwide. Waste Management had approximately 48,500 employees in 2021, of which 45,400 were located in the U.S.

Waste Management, Inc. segments

Waste Management, Inc provides some 20 million municipal, commercial, industrial, and residential customers with services such as waste collection, landfill disposal, and recycling. In 2021, Waste Management's operating revenue increased by 17.8 percent to 17.93 billion U.S. dollars. Much of this increase was attributable to Waste Management's 4.6 billion U.S. dollar acquisition of Advanced Disposal.

In 2021, 54 percent of Waste Management's operating revenue was generated by its waste collection segment. Landfill operating revenues accounted for the second largest-share that year, generating 4.15 billion U.S. dollars. The operating revenue of Waste Management Inc.'s recycling services increased by almost 50 percent in 2021 to 1.68 billion U.S. dollars. The annual volume of recyclables managed by Waste Management has averaged approximately 15 million tons in recent years, with paper and mixed organics the most recycled materials.

Landfill operations

Waste Management, Inc had a 29 percent market share of the landfill volume managed in the U.S. in 2021. It operates almost 260 landfill sites, of which 255 are solid waste landfills. These sites managed 457 tons of waste per day in 2021, and 124.8 million tons throughout the year. These vast volumes of waste produce landfill gas - or methane - which can used to generate electricity. Waste Management's waste-to-energy facilities generated the equivalent of 4.36 million megawatt-hours in 2019, which was enough to provide 440,000 households with renewable energy.

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