Municipal Case Studies

Creating sustainable communities means balancing environmental goals with economic ones.

It means exploring what livable communities look like, how they work, and how they satisfy human needs.

At Waste Management, we’re working with communities to revitalize public spaces and preserve natural areas. The examples below are just some of the ways these partnerships are helping make a positive difference close to home.

 

Fort Worth, TX, makes sustainability a priority.Fort Worth, TX, makes sustainability a priority.Raising recycling participation to 70% is just part of the story.At Waste Management, we collaborate with cities to develop cost-effective and environmentally conscious solutions, while working to protect and better the communities we serve.
Boston leads America’s “Green Revolution.”Boston leads America’s “Green Revolution.”Solar-powered trash compactors are helping clean up a historic city“The solar trash receptacles have to go citywide. It will give us a more productive work force because you don’t have to pick them up every day.” Mayor Thomas Menino, Boston, Massachusetts
Manhattan Beach, CA, schools excel in waste reduction.Manhattan Beach, CA, schools excel in waste reduction.We can all learn from these environmentally-conscious students."Through this partnership, we are teaching tomorrow’s leaders the importance of responsible environmental protection, which, in itself, is invaluable.”
Richard Montgomery, Mayor Pro Tempore, Manhattan Beach, California
Battle Creek, MI, gets creative with recycling.Battle Creek, MI, gets creative with recycling.A lottery for recycling, waste return-by-mail programs and more.Together, Waste Management and the City of Battle Creek have shown that public and private partnerships can inspire citizens to support environmental sustainability initiatives.
Sustainability Programs in Farmington, NMSustainability Programs in Farmington, NMOne of the most successful municipal waste recycling programs in the country.By combining forces and putting their focus on a common goal, Waste Management and the City of Farmington continue to blaze new trails in environmental sustainability.
Sharps collection and public safety in Santa Clarita, CASharps collection and public safety in Santa Clarita, CAHelping keep dangerous materials out of the local waste streamThe public-private partnership between Santa Clarita and Waste Management has resulted in a safe and affordable program to help keep dangerous materials out of the local waste stream.
Kirkland, WA, goes even greener.Kirkland, WA, goes even greener.“Early adopter” city continues to blaze sustainable trails. By thinking green, Kirkland has become the leader that other cities look to follow!