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Continuing to Make a Difference


Healthy, thriving communities depend on involved citizens, organizations and corporate partners for momentum. Waste Management actively contributes to our Colorado communities in which we serve supporting stronger, healthier communities across the state.

The programs that Waste Management are likely to support include programs with the following emphasis:

  • Environment - The environment affects all aspects of our lives, from the air we breathe, to the way we power our homes, to the parklands in which we play. Waste Management is committed to helping provide renewable resources to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, and to conserving and maintaining wetlands, wildlife habitats and green spaces for people's enjoyment. Understanding the importance of the environment, Waste Management supports organizations and programs that preserve and/or enhance natural resources.
  • Environmental Education - The key to ensuring the preservation of the environment is learning about the importance of protecting it and acting in an environmentally responsible manner. To this end, Waste Management prefers to support environmental education programs targeted at middle and high school students. This includes environmental and science related projects, science fairs, Earth Day projects and others.
  • Causes important to the communities we serve - Waste Management is committed to enhancing our communities through programs that help make them cleaner and better places to live. Our local Waste Management facilities across the state are proactive in identifying charities located in the immediate community that they serve.

If you are interested in applying for charitable giving and community support, please submit your appilcation online at a minimum of 4 months prior to your community event or program need.

Please note the following limitations:

Eligibility and Restrictions
The Waste Management Charitable Contributions program does not fund:

  • Requests from organizations without a 501(c)3 tax-exempt status or do not use funds received exclusively for public purposes - please note that Waste Management rarely provides contributions to social services, arts, and health related organizations
  • Individuals
  • Religious organizations regardless of faith, unless the project benefits the community, such as a soup kitchen that is housed in a church
  • Political candidates or lobbying organizations
  • Organizations with a limited constituency, such as fraternal, labor or veteran's groups
  • Endowments or foundations
  • Travel by groups or individuals
  • Anti-business groups
  • Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, or gender