Waste Management has made a multi-billion dollar business out of garbage. It is the nation's No. 1 residential and commercial trash provider.
The company serves over 21 million municipal, commercial, industrial, and residential customers through a network of 367 collection operations, 355 transfer stations, 271 active landfill disposal sites, 16 waste-to-energy plants, 120 recycling plants, and 119 beneficial-use landfill gas projects.
Waste Management is the largest recycler of municipal solid waste in North America. It also looks to find beneficial uses for landfill gas, working with local businesses and utilities.
For 2014, Waste Management had total revenues of $14.00 billion, up slightly from $13.98 billion in 2013, and net income of $1.29 billion.
The company was formed in 1998 with the merger of USA Waste Services and Waste Management.
Updated March 6, 2015