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Sustainable Facilities

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.

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.