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Awards & Recognitions

100 Best Corporate Citizens (2015-2022)
Corporate Social Responsibility Magazine, 3BL Media

Best Employers for Diversity (2022)
Forbes

Certified “Silver” Supplier (2018, 2020-2021)
Ecovadis

Climate A List (2016-2020)
CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project)

Corporate Conservation Leadership Award (2021)
Wildlife Habitat Council

ESG Prime Status (2019)
ISS

FTSE4Good Index (2011-2019)
FTSE Russell

Gold Class Sustainability Yearbook Award (2020-2022)
S&P Global + SAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment

Sector Leader North America and World Indices (2018-2021)
Dow Jones Sustainability Index in collaboration with RobecoSAM

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

World’s Most Admired Companies (2020-2022)
Fortune

World’s Most Ethical Company (2008-2022)
Ethisphere

40 Under 40
Waste 360

  • Lee Spivak (2022)
  • 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)

America’s Best Large Employers (2022)
Forbes

CEO of the Year (2017)
Waste Dive

Firebrand Award (2020)
Ignition Firebrand Awards

Recycler of the Year (2019)
WSRA

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 (2015-2021)
Selling Power Magazine

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

Best Employers for Veterans (2021)
Forbes

“Best for Vets” Employer (20 years)
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 (2012-2021)
U.S. Veterans Magazine

CandE Award Winner (2021)
Talent Board

Commitment to LGBTQ Workplace Equality (2020)
CEI

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)
Universum

One of the World’s Top Female Friendly Companies (2021)
Forbes

Recognition for 20% or More Corporate Board Seats Held by Women (2019)
2020 Women on Boards

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

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 (2017-2021)
Professional Woman’s Magazine

Top Employers (2020-2021)
HISPANIC Network Magazine

Top Employers (2020-2021)
Black EOE Journal

Top LGBTQ+ Friendly Companies (2020-2021)
HISPANIC Network Magazine

Top LGBTQ+ Friendly Companies (2020-2021)
Professional Woman’s Magazine

Top LGBTQ+ Friendly Company (2019-2021)
Black EOE Journal

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

Women’s Choice Award for Best Companies to Work (2022)
Women’s Choice

Awareness and Community Engagement Project Award – Bucks County Landfills (2021)
Wildlife Habitat Council

Corporate Conservation Leadership Award (2017)
Wildlife Habitat Council

Employee Engagement Award (2019)
Wildlife Habitat Council

Employer Award (2021)
Donate Life America

Landscaped Project Award – Bucks County Landfills (2021)
Wildlife Habitat Council

Pollinator Project Award – Bucks County Landfills (2021)
Wildlife Habitat Council

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

Global 2000 2021 (2021)
Forbes

The Weight of America’s Boards (2018)
JamesDruryPartners

Tournament of the Year (2018)
PGA Tour

2020 Award of Excellence
Passaic Valley Sewer Commission

2021 Environmental Leadership Award (2021)
The Northeast Recycling Council (NERC)

2021 Organics Recycler of the Year Award (2021)
National Waste & Recycling Association

2021 Recycling Facility of the Year Award (2021)
National Waste & Recycling Association

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

America’s Best Employers by State (2021)
Forbes

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 of the Springs (2021)
The Gazette

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

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

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

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
HRSD
Hampton, Virginia

Energy Management Achievement Award (2021)
New England Water Environment Association

Energy Management Achievement Award (2021)
New England Water Environment Association

Environmental Engineering Award (2021)
Metropolitan Los Angeles Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers

Environmental Partnership Award (2020-2021)
Pennsylvania Environmental Council

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

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
HRSD
Hampton, Virginia

HRSD + Pollution Prevention (P2) Diamond Excellence Award (2020)
HRSD

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

Impact Award, Exceptional Innovator, Large Business Category (2021)
The Phoenix Chamber of Commerce

Large Business of the Year (2020)
Chardon Area Chamber of Commerce

Large Business of the Year (2021)
Banning Chamber of Commerce

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

Outstanding Environmental Engineering Project Award (2021)
American Society of Civil Engineers

Outstanding Environmental Engineering Project Award (2021)
American Society of Civil Engineers

Outstanding Service Award (2021)
OESI

Pennsylvania Environmental Council Partnership Award (2021)
Solid Waste Association of North America

Perfect Compliance Award (2019)
Clean Water Services

PVSC Award of Excellence (2021)
Passaic Valley Sewer Commission

Recycler of the Year (2019-2020)
Washington State Recycling Association

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

Stand Up for Texas Public Schools Recognition Award (2021)
Texas Association of School Boards

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

Thin Blue Line Community Partner Award (2021)
Thin Blue Line Wild Woods Chapter

TxN 20 (2021)
Texan by Nature

Veteran’s Award (2020)
Jon Pritchard
NWRA

Women in the Industry (2020)
Susan Harrison
(SWANA)