WM Recycle America is leading the way in sustainable recycling solutions.
Waste Management isn't just North America's
largest recycler - we're leading the way in sustainable recycling
solutions. Waste Management has had a history of leadership
in the recycling industry - as the first major company to
offer private homes paper and metal recycling or as the company
testing the latest in innovative sorting technologies to make
single-stream recycling programs easy and cost effective for
Operating plants that process everything from paper to plastics to electronics to sensitive materials and providing marketing responsibility for more than 100 locations across North America - WM Recycle America is an ideal long-term partner for both generators of recycled materials as well as mills and end users. Our geographic span as well as the variety and number of businesses we work with provide logistics and marketing advantages that translates into real value.
Single-stream - WM Recycle America is focused on making it easier for people to recycle - whether home or at work. In 2001, Waste Management became the first major solid waste company to focus on residential single-stream recycling, which allows customers to mix recyclable paper, plastic and glass in one bin. Residential single stream programs have greatly increased the recycling rates, recovering as much as three times the amount of recyclable materials.
Single-stream is made possible through the use of various mechanized screens and optical sorting technologies used in many of Waste Management's Material Recovery Facilities (MRF's) or recycling plants. With single-stream well under way in residential applications, Waste Management is testing and pioneering the same easy recycling programs for office buildings and other commercial applications.