Waste Management, Inc.

Headquarters: Houston, TX, United States

Founded: January 1, 1968

Employees: 48,500

CEO: Mr. James C. Fish Jr.

NYSE: WM -0.83%

Market Cap

$72.01 Billion

USD as of Jan. 1, 2024

Market Cap History

Company Description

Waste Management, Inc. is a company dedicated to waste management, comprehensive waste, and environmental services. It operates more than 340 transfer stations, 290 landfill disposals, 140 recycling plants, 110 landfill gas projects, and 6 power production plants, across the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.

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Detailed Description

Waste Management, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides waste management environmental services to residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers in North America. It offers collection services, including picking up and transporting waste and recyclable materials from where it was generated to a transfer station, material recovery facility (MRF), or disposal site; and owns, develops, and operates landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States, as well as owns and operates transfer stations. As of December 31, 2021, the company owned or operated 255 solid waste landfills; 5 secure hazardous waste landfills; 96 MRFs; and 340 transfer stations. It also provides materials processing and commodities recycling services; recycling brokerage services, such as managing the marketing of recyclable materials for third parties; and other strategic business solutions. In addition, the company offers construction and remediation services; services related with the disposal of fly ash, and residue generated from the combustion of coal and other fuel stocks; in-plant services comprising full-service waste management solutions and consulting services; and specialized disposal services for oil and gas exploration and production operations. The company was formerly known as USA Waste Services, Inc. and changed its name to Waste Management, Inc. in 1998. Waste Management, Inc. was incorporated in 1987 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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Stocks & Indices

Waste Management, Inc. has the following listings and related stock indices.

Stock: NYSE: WM wb_incandescent

Stock: BMV: WMI wb_incandescent

Stock: Bovespa: W1MC34 wb_incandescent

Stock: FSX: UWS wb_incandescent

Product & Services

Bagster, PACK-RAT, Waste, recyclables, yard debris, and hazardous materials collection, hauling, treatment and disposalDumpster rentalPortable toilet rentalSecurity services

Key People

Founder(s): Wayne Huizenga Dean Buntrock

James C. Fish, Jr. (President & CEO)


Revenue: US$15.218 Billion (Fiscal Year Ended December 31, 2020)

Operating income: US$2.434 Billion (Fiscal Year Ended December 31, 2020)

Net income: US$1.496 Billion (Fiscal Year Ended December 31, 2020)

Total assets: US$29.345 Billion (Fiscal Year Ended December 31, 2020)

Total equity: US$7.454 Billion (Fiscal Year Ended December 31, 2020)



1001 Fannin Street

Suite 4000

Houston, TX 77002

United States

Phone: 713-512-6200