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WM seeks solutions to improve energy efficiency in our facilities by implementing a range of technologies and best practices that reduce environmental impacts, improve operational efficiencies and achieve cost savings.
For example, we are working with our energy solutions partner to increase the use of sources such as wind, solar, waste heat and landfill gas to power and heat many of our facilities. Our 2025 goal calls for the facilities we operate to use 100% renewable electricity.
WM also looks for opportunities to support renewable energy adoption by others. In 2021, we hosted over 50 MW solar electricity in support of U.S. EPA’s RE-Powering America’s Land initiative, which encourages renewable energy development on current and formerly contaminated lands, landfills and mine sites, when it is aligned with the community’s vision for the site. Additionally, we host wind power turbines at closed landfills.
Sustainability at WM Headquarters
WM opened our new corporate headquarters in Houston, Texas, which is certified LEED Platinum for the build-out of our office space, including use of low-emitting materials, advanced energy metering, indoor water use reduction, sustainably made furniture and optimization of energy performance. The building will offset 100% of its electricity consumption with renewable energy and is located near local metro lines and bus routes to encourage use of public transportation.
New WM facilities are built in line with U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards. Even when projects do not seek formal certification, we align closely with LEED standards.
WM Energy Mix
Consumption of Fuel
MWh from non-
- 11,120,761 Total MWh
Consumption of Purchased
MWh from non-
- 691,136 Total MWh
Total Energy Consumption
- 9,117,908 Total MWh
Electricity Consumption Data by Business Division
Through the UBM system, WM can pull data by business division.
|Market Area||Electricity (kWh)|
|WM of Canada||32,711,396|
|WM of Capitol Area||66,260,074|
|WM of Florida||41,605,027|
|WM of Four Corners||29,612,792|
|WM of Great Lakes||43,027,702|
|WM of Greater Mid Atlantic||65,715,068|
|WM of Gulf Coast||29,271,644|
|WM of Heartland||50,262,516|
|WM of Mid-South||21,044,129|
|WM of New England||28,925,451|
|WM of Northern California and Nevada||17,037,583|
|WM of Pacific Northwest BC||31,884,999|
|WM of South Atlantic||23,909,727|
|WM of Southern California||36,671,964|
|WM of Texas Oklahoma||30,548,563|
|WM of Upper Midwest||32,282,889|
|Energy and Environmental Services||302,409|
|Investments and Other Business||1,075,546|
|WM Renewable Energy||89,797,969|
*Corporate includes the following enterprise-wide support locations: Corporate Offices, Call Centers, Data Centers, Training Centers, and WM Aviation.