WM has previously announced enterprise-wide plans to invest over $1 billion in recycling infrastructure through 2026, including automating existing facilities and developing new facilities

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Who We Are

Who We Are

Driven By Our Commitments, Guided By Our Values

What is Single Stream Recycling?

Suburban resident walking across sidewalk, carrying plastic trash can, waving to driver of nearby WM garbage truck

Mixed recyclables are collected curbside or at businesses or stores by a truck.
Forklift driving across floor of recycling facility, surrounded by waste cardboard ready for recycling

Trucks travel to a WM Recycling Facility, where recyclables are unloaded onto a receiving floor.
Recycling facility worker with walkie-talkie and safety gear sorting through bale of recyclable material

Material is inspected, and stored until its ready to be transferred to a conveyor.
WM employee standing on mezzanine overlooking recyclable materials on an automated sorter

Sorting equipment separates cans, containers, glass and bottles from paper. An eddy current and magnets work to sort aluminum and tin cans into a metals-only stream.
Recycling facility worker in safety gear walking in front of bales of crushed-up aluminum cans

Sorted materials are baled and shipped to customers, where they are used as feedstock for new products.
How Recycling Works

How Recycling Works

Project Benefits

Project Benefits

Project Benefits


Recycling Education


Increased Access to Recycling


New Career Opportunities

Recycling Improvements Win Big

Glass Recovery & Glass Breaker System

Glass Recovery & Glass Breaker System