Wildlife Preservation

Waste Management, Inc. has been a member of the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) since 1989, a standing that exemplifies its commitment to improving wildlife habitat through the enrichment of pre-existing habitats and the establishment of new habitats on the company’s land holdings. In 2006, Waste Management received WHC’s President’s Award based on the company’s wildlife habitat management and environmental education programs at several sites across North America.

In 2008, the company received numerous awards at the Wildlife Habitat Council’s 20th annual symposium, including the organization’s most prestigious award, The William W. Howard C.E.O. (Conservation Education and Outreach Award) Award, named in honor of the late president of WHC.

The C.E.O. recognizes a corporate member, which has a history of striving for excellence in conservation, education and outreach. Waste Management currently has 73 certified sites out of a goal of 100 certified sites by 2020.

The Turkey Run Landfill is currently evaluating its wildlife habitat restoration and maintenance opportunities. It strives to have a Wildlife Habitat Council certified site by 2012.