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Awards & Recognitions

100 Best Corporate Citizens (2015-2020)
Corporate Social Responsibility Magazine

Certified “Silver” Supplier (2018, 2020)

Climate A List (2016-2019)
CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project)

ESG Prime Status (2019)

FTSE4Good Index (2011-2019)
FTSE Russell

Gold Class Sustainability Yearbook Award (2020, 2021)
S&P Global + SAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment

S&P 500 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (2014, 2015)
CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project)

Sector Leader North America and World Indices (2018, 2019)
Dow Jones Sustainability Index in collaboration with RobecoSAM

Supplier Engagement (2016 – B Score; 2017, 2018, 2019 – A Score)
CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project)

World’s Most Admired Companies (2019, 2020, 2021)

World’s Most Ethical Company (2008-2017, 2020, 2021)

40 Under 40
Waste 360

  • Jody Lee (2021)
  • Katy Wong (2021)
  • Josh Mann (2020)
  • Vu Nguyen (2020)
  • Ashish Sharma (2020)
  • Rob Hallenbeck (2019)
  • Sheri Hummel (2019)
  • Aaron Johnson (2019)
  • Erika Alexandra-Solis (2018)
  • Jason Banks (2018)
  • Nicole Willett (2018)
  • Amanda Fairley (2017)
  • Ann Adams (2017)
  • Russell Hightower (2016)

50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy (2010-2015)
Biofuels Digest

CEO of the Year (2017)
Waste Dive

Clean Fleet Award for Sustainability Leadership (2016)
Columbia Willamette Clean Cities Coalition

Firebrand Award (2020)
Ignition Firebrand Awards

Recycler of the Year (2019)

Recycler of the Year – Contamination Reduction Award (2019)
Association of Oregon Recyclers

Recycler of the Year for Innovation (2020)
Washington State Recycling Association (WSRA)

Sustainability Game Changer Partnership of the Year (2020)
National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA)

Top 100 Leader in Sustainability Award from Call2Recycle (2020)

Waste Pioneer (2017)
be Waste Wise

Water Stewardship Influencer Award (2019)
Green Sports Alliance and Bonneville Environmental Foundation

50 Best Companies to Sell For (2015-2019)
Selling Power Magazine

America’s Best Places for Latinos to Work (2017)
Hispanic/Latinos Professional Association (HLPA)

“Best for Vets” Employer (2010-2020)
Military Times

Best of the Best Employer (2019)
Black EOE Journal

Best of the Best Employer (2019)
HISPANIC Network Magazine

Best of the Best, Top Veteran-Friendly Company (2012-2020)
U.S. Veterans Magazine

Corporate Equality Index (2010-2020)
Human Rights Campaign

Management Top 250 Company (2018)
Wall Street Journal

Military Friendly Diversity Program (2010-2019)
GI Jobs/MilitaryFriendly

Most Attractive Employer Award (2017-2019)

Silver Stevie® Award for Women in Business (2019)
Stevie® Awards

Top 50 Employers (2016)
Equal Opportunity Magazine

Top 100 Best Companies to Work For Millennials (2018-2019)
Women’s Choice

Top 100 Military Friendly Employer (2010-2021)
GI Jobs/MilitaryFriendly

Top Disability-Friendly Company (2018)
DIVERSEability Magazine

Top Employers (2017-2020)
Professional Woman’s Magazine

Top LGBTQ+ Friendly Company (2019)
Black EOE Journal

Top Military Friendly and Top Military Spouse Employer (2017)
Canada Company

Community Partner of the Year Award (2008, 2010, 2015)
Wildlife Habitat Council

Conservation and Education Award (2013)
Wildlife Habitat Council

Corporate Conservation Leadership Award (2017)
Wildlife Habitat Council

Corporate Lands for Learning Award (2008, 2015)
Wildlife Habitat Council

Employee Engagement Award (2019)
Wildlife Habitat Council

Gold Excellence Award, Education Program (2015)

Recycler of the Year for Public Education (2013)

Recycler of the Year for Youth Education – Garbology Action Project (2016)

Silver Excellence Award, Education Program (2017)
Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA)

Excellence Award (2017)
Better Business Bureau – Houston

Supplier Leadership Award (2016)
Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council

Supplier of the Year (2015)

The Weight of America’s Boards (2018)

Tournament of the Year (2018)
PGA Tour

Administrative Excellence in Public Service Award (2020)
Chrissy Allen
Admin Awards

Award of Excellence, King George Landfill (2019)
WM King George Landfill
Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission
King George, Virginia

Best Corporate Social Responsibility Campaign – Bronze Award (2020)
CPRS (Canadian Public Relations Society) Awards of Excellence

Best Recycling Public Education Program (2018)
Latino Outreach Study & Campaign Odas al reciclaje (Odes to Recycling)

Bronze Award (2020)
WM Payson Transfer Station
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality
Payson, Arizona

Business Appreciation (2019)
WM Elkridge Material Recycling Facility
Howard County
Howard County, Maryland

Business Partner of the Year Award (2020)
Fairless Landfill Complex
Pennsbury School District
Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Clean and Green Workplace Award (2019)
WM Bethel Landfill
Hampton County
Hampton, Virginia

Colorado Gold Leader (2020)
Denver Arapahoe Disposal Site (DADS) Landfill
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Aurora, Colorado

Compliance Award, Hillsboro Landfill (2019)
WM Hillsboro Landfill
Hillsboro, Oregon

Connect Business Sustainability Award (2020)
Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce

Consumer Choice Award Winner (2019)
WM Hamilton, Eastern Canada
RCI Environment
Hamilton, Canada

Diamond Excellence Awards (2019)
WM Hampton Roads Hauling
Hampton, Virginia

Environmental Partnership Award (2020)
Grand Central Landfill
Pennsylvania Environmental Council
Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania

Evergreen Community Partner of the Year Award (2019)
WM Brooklyn
Evergreen North Brooklyn Business Exchange
Brooklyn, New York

Excellence in Environmental Stewardship (2019)
WM Hillsboro Landfill
Clean Water Services
Hillsboro, Oregon

Gilliam County Fair Hero (2017)
Gilliam County Fair Board

Gold Leader (2010-2019)
WM Denver Arapahoe Disposal Site
Environmental Leadership Program
Aurora, Colorado

Golden Eagle Award (2019)
WM Maplewood (Amelia) Landfill
Amelia County
Amelia, Virginia

HRSD + Pollution Prevention (P2) Award and Gold Award (2019)
WM Bethel Landfill
Hampton, Virginia

Impact Award for Beautification (2019)
WM Eagle Valley Recycling and Disposal Facility
Orion Chamber
Orion, Michigan

Life Saver Award (2020)
City of East Wenatchee

Lifetime Achievement Award to Mike Weinstein, Senior Pricing Manager (2019)
WM Kirkland
Washington Refuse and Recycling Association
Kirkland, Washington

NJ DEP Recycling Award - NJ CORe (2019)
WM Newark Recycling Center
NJ Department
Newark, New Jersey

Outstanding Community Partner (2017-2019)
WM Austin Hauling
Texas Association of School Boards
Austin, Texas

Perfect Compliance Award (2019)
Clean Water Services

Recycler of the Year (2019)
WM City of Port Orchard
Washington State Recycling Association
Port Orchard, Washington

Recycler of the Year - Individual (2014)

Recycling Education Recognition (2019)
WM City Disposal Transfer Station
Lake St. Clair Metro Park
Detroit, Michigan

River Stars Award (2019)
WM Hampton Roads Hauling
Elizabeth River Project
Hampton, Virginia

Sixth Annual Industrial Partners Pretreatment Awards (2019)
WM Hillsboro Landfill
Clean Water Services
Hillsboro, Oregon

Sustainability at Work: Silver Certification (2015)
City of Portland

Sustainability Partnership Game Changer (2018)
WM, Florida Department of Environmental Protection & Beverage Association

Veteran’s Award (2020)
Jon Pritchard

Women in the Industry (2020)
Susan Harrison