We can help you transform waste into valuable resources. Facilities that achieve a zero-landfill goal literally send less waste to a landfill than a single household does. It is a tangible sustainability goal with a concrete end state. Our team of Sustainability Solutions experts can help your organization achieve this objective.
We create a clear path to your zero-landfill target
We initiate the process with our Waste-to-Resource Assessment®, identifying numerous opportunities to either eliminate waste or find valuable uses for it. Sometimes, we even discover new sources of revenue. By partnering with North America's leading environmental solutions company, you'll have many tools at your disposal for realizing these goals, from the creation of comprehensive, state-of-the-art recycling programs to the engagement of your supply and distribution-chain partners in your sustainability strategy.
Waste-to-energy facilities: clean energy solutions
At Waste Management, we are constantly developing and expanding new technologies to generate alternative energy from domestic sources, while diverting waste from landfills. Using waste combustion in our 16 facilities, we produce enough electricity to power 650,000 homes. This amount of energy is the equivalent of 7 million barrels of oil. Waste-to-energy technology is a valuable component of many zero-landfill initiatives, allowing you to divert waste from landfills and harness its energy potential. You can count on our team to inspire confidence and peace of mind by determining the best waste-to-energy solutions for your organization.
Moving from zero-landfill to zero-waste
A zero-landfill target has a tangible, finite goal, while a zero-waste approach involves continuous improvement. An organization with a zero-landfill target may be satisfied when materials are recycled. However, an organization with a zero-waste target constantly seeks to move upward through the hierarchy of waste solutions, ideally eliminating waste completely.