Providing Environmental Solutions Wednesday, October 6, 2010 GSI Ambassador Meeting Waste Management of Spokane 1
WM is the largest materials management and recycling company in North America. We collect over 7 million tons of recyclables each year and operate 103 recycling facilities.
We are the industry’s technology leader.
Our 45,000 employees serve 20 million customers throughout the USA, Canada, and Puerto Rico.
3 Company Overview
4 Company Goals WM’s Corporate Sustainability Initiatives will:
More than double the amount of recyclables we manage to 20 million tons per year by the year 2020.
Decrease emissions by 25% in the next 10 years
Double the electricity we provide to local communities through renewable energy solutions.
Increase the number of wildlife habitat areas certified by the Wildlife Habitat Council to 25,000 acres by 2020.
5 Our Platforms of Focus for Growth
Recycling Technologies. WM will continue to invest in its recycling facilities.
Organics Solutions. WM’s 34 compost facilities produce over 1.25M tons of compost as solid amendments each year.
Renewable Energy. WM will utilize the entire waste stream to convert material to valuable energy.
Conversion Technologies. WM will convert segments of the waste stream into valuable energy sources
Consumer Products. WM will promote new green, sustainable retail products
6 Examples of Renewable Energy Solutions 6
7 Wheelabrator Technologies Wheelabrator is the world leader in converting household solid waste into electricity Our 17 plants across the US produce energy for 650,000 homes. This offsets the need for 165 barrels of oil WM is a 40% owner of Shanghai Environmental Group in China
Landfill Gas to Energy
Landfill gas to energy represents over 10% of Green Energy in the U.S.
WM has renewable energy plants at 112 landfills
Power from WM landfills produces energy for 400,000 homes
WM will double its energy production from this source by 2020
9 Landfill Gas to Liquids WM formed a joint venture with Linde North America to build an liquid natural gas plant designed to purify and liquefy landfill gas. The facility produces13,000 gallons of LNG a day and powers a third of our fleet of 900 natural gas trucks in California
10 Examples of Emerging Conversion Technologies 10
11 Terrabon Technology Terrabon converts organic materials into high octane “green gasoline”
Waste Management and InEntec LLC formed S4 Energy Solutions in 2009 to develop and commercially deploy gasification technologies. S4 plasma gasification technology will produce flexible, clean energy using waste feedstocks In this joint venture, WM brings access to waste streams and sustainability leadership The first S4 facility will open in Arlington, Oregon in 2010. 12
13 Harvest Power
Waste Management is a partner with Harvest Power, who builds next-generation organic waste management facilities.
Harvest Power creates clean biogas and nutrient rich compost through anaerobic digestion (biogas to power), composting and finished product marketing.
Enerkem is a fluidized bed gasification process that is complimentary to S4 Energy Solutions.
Construction has begun for a 500 tpd plant in Edmonton, Alberta
The Company is currently producing methanol and ethanol from syngas derived from waste organics and plastics in Westbury, Quebec.
Very flexible conversion of syngas to ethanol in the short run and valuable chemicals
15 Sustainable Solutions in Spokane
16 Waste Management Spokane LEED(Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)