“This honor recognizes Waste Management is meeting strict requirements to support sustainable ecosystem management at the Greater Wenatchee Regional Landfill,” said Margaret O’Gorman, president of the Wildlife Habitat Council.
Central to Waste Management’s stewardship work is the 80 acres of endangered shrub-steppe habitat that the company manages as an outdoor learning laboratory. WM also provides water for mule deer and birds, which is particularly important since the landfill is in the “rain shadow” of the Cascade Range. In addition, WM uses natural controls to manage plants and wildlife.
“This is a major accomplishment for our local team,” said Dave Lowe, director for WM’s post collection operations for the Pacific Northwest. “We work very hard to be good stewards of the environment and have rigorous procedures and measures in place to ensure we are steadfast in this commitment.”
The Greater Wenatchee Regional Landfill provides communities and businesses with professional disposal services that are safe, convenient and environmentally sound. The landfill systems meet or exceed rigorous government regulations and are subject to highly regulated monitoring and reporting requirements.
The Wildlife Habitat Council promotes and certifies habitat conservation and management through partnerships and education. The Council is involved with wildlife habitat and conservation education programs in 47 states, the District of Columbia and 22 countries. For more information, go to www.wildlifehc.org
about waste managementWaste Management is the leading provider of comprehensive recycling and environmental services across the Pacific Northwest and North America. For communities in North Central Washington, Waste Management collects recycling, yard waste and garbage. The company also provides public education about recycling and operates a transfer station. For more information, go to www.wmnorthwest.com
John L. Chelminiak
Senior Manager: Public Sector Partnerships
Pacific Northwest Region
720 4th Ave Suite 400
Kirkland WA 98033-8136
Cell 425 417-8918
Desk 425 814-7838