Waste Management celebrates Earth Day across Canada

From neighbourhood cleanups to recycling efforts to sponsoring special events, Waste Management employees across Canada have big plans to celebrate Earth Day in 2004.

“With our operations spanning across Canada, we maintain a strong local commitment to the communities we serve,” said Dan Pio, President, Waste Management of Canada. “We are involved in local community organizations and participate in numerous activities and initiatives, plus our employees volunteer in many ways in their communities throughout the year as they live, work and raise their families in these communities.”

While Earth Day officially falls on April 22, the company will be active in weeks following the actual date with various events from coast to coast. In a number of communities, Waste Management and its employees are partnering with their public sector customers to initiate cleanups in and around their respective communities to emphasize recycling education and waste reduction.

“It’s a great opportunity for Waste Management to partner with its customers while promoting Earth Day and helping the community,” stated Pio. “After all, supporting communities – making them cleaner, safer and stronger – is what our company is all about.”

As Canada’s leading provider of comprehensive waste management services, Waste Management offers state-of-the-art residential, commercial and industrial collection, recycling and disposal services throughout the country. Waste Management of Canada employs over 3,000 people at 116 locations in 8 provinces, servicing 4.5 million residential customers and 170,000 industrial and commercial customers. The Company owns and/or operates 20 recycling recovery facilities and 18 landfills.

A subsidiary of Waste Management, Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas, the knowledge, experience and resources of North America’s largest environmental services organization backs the Company. Together, Waste Management’s 51,700 employees company-wide serve nearly 21 million municipal, commercial, industrial and residential customers throughout Canada, the United States and Puerto Rico.

For further information:

Wes Muir, Director of Communications, Waste Management at 905-633-3940 or wmuir@wm.com