WM of Chicago shows commitment to community with spring cleanup
Three tons of trash picked up by 130 volunteers

CHICAGO  Early on Saturday, May 10, more than 45 WM employees and their families gathered at WM’s facility in downtown Chicago to participate in the community’s Big Spring Clean Event.

WM Chicago partnered with North Branch Works, a local business organization that includes WM, to encourage other neighboring businesses and their employees to join in the cleanup efforts. The teams picked up trash and litter around the Goose Island and Halsted-River Triangle areas.

“As the sponsor of the event, Waste Management donated the gloves, trash bags and high-visibility vests for all the participants,” said Jeff Mack, district manager. “With all the volunteers wearing the hi-visibility vests, it was great to see everyone working around our neighborhood.” The community-wide cleanup event included participants from more than 10 businesses including WM customers. Many of the 130 volunteers donated their time to pick up litter and collected almost three tons of trash.

“Thanks to the support of our employees and their families, the event was a  tremendous success and demonstrated Waste Management’s commitment to the community as a strong business partner,” said Illinois/Missouri Valley Area Vice
President Mike Watson.

PHOTO: WM Chicago donated the gloves, trash bags and high-visibility vests for the Big Spring Clean Event. Shown here are L-R Mike Brink, Tony Ventrella, and Mark Leys.