Waste Management (Various Locations)

GOING FROM WASTE COLLECTION
TO WASTE MANAGEMENT
How we became North America's largest environmental solutions provider
 
 
 
 

FORWARD THINKING FROM THE VERY BEGINNING

 

We’re so used to today’s sanitation standards, it can be easy to forget about how far we've come with waste collection. But it wasn’t that long ago that the handling of trash was inconsistent and resulted in unsightly piles lining city streets and sidewalks.

That started to change in 1893 when a Dutch immigrant named Harm Huizenga began collecting trash in Chicago for a small fee. With little more than a modest wagon, he built up a reliable client base over the years by effectively managing the waste of a rapidly changing society. 

But in the post-war period, something happened that most waste providers weren’t ready for: a shift toward disposable products that were designed to make lives simpler.

 
 
 

 

BORN OUT OF A DESIRE TO SERVE OUR COMMUNITY 

 

In 1968, Harm's grandson Wayne Huizenga and two other investors, Dean Buntrock and Larry Beck, had a vision. They wanted to serve their community by properly managing the waste produced by a rapidly growing population consuming more and more products built for convenience.  

 

 

A COMMITMENT TO THE ENVIRONMENT 

 

In the 1970s, Americans started to embrace a more environmentally friendly mindset. Waste Management was already professionally and responsibly disposing of waste, and we expanded our commitment to the environment by beginning to address complex specialized waste.

 

 

A PASSION FOR REUSE

 

 

By 1982 Waste Management had become the world’s largest waste disposal company, with more than $1 billion in sales. We were one of the first truly integrated waste companies, not only collecting waste but responsibly managing the landfills it ends up in. And we were also one of the first to recognize the burgeoning recycling movement, building robust collection, materials recovery and materials marketing infrastructures to ensure that more of our waste finds a second life.

 
OUR HISTORY AT A GLANCE
 
 

Waste Management became a public company in 1972

 

$1 Billion in sales by 1982

 

1,000 acquisitions by 1990

 
 
FULFILLING OUR PROMISE EVERY DAY

Today, we're changing waste collection, creating alternative fuels, and forging a more sustainable tomorrow for all of us.

While this is our story, it’s not the end. We’re writing new chapters every day with our pursuit of solutions for planet-wide issues. But we always remember the guiding principle that took us from the cobblestone streets of Chicago to your street: to provide the most consistent service in the industry.

 
OUR CONTINUING EFFORTS

A tangible look at how we're improving the lives of our customers.

 

 

21 MILLION

 

 

municipal, commercial and industrial customers

45,000

 

EMPLOYEES

at North America's largest environmental solutions provider and recycler

$500M+

 

 

alternative technology investment in over 100 companies

750,000

 

ATTENDEES

at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, the most eco-friendly sporting event in the world

6,500

 

(AND COUNTING)

alternative fuel vehicles on the road
 
Anthony Altemoos
$28.06 hourly
Waste Management (Various Locations) Castroville, CA, USA
Nov 03, 2020
Full time
Diesel Technician M-F 2-10:30pm $28.06/hr. Union Position Castroville, CA   Our Mechanics are trained to provide superior maintenance on both diesel equipment and, at some locations, on our growing fleet of CNG trucks. We care about our Mechanic's safety and show it by demanding solid safety practices of all our Mechanics and managers. Pride, safety, training, growth, opportunity, great benefits, rewards - check us out, we may be the company for you. Job Summary Under general supervision, performs preventive maintenance services and inspects, diagnoses and repairs vehicles and equipment. Essential Duties and Responsibilities To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other minor duties may be assigned. Works under limited supervision and selects from written instructions and established procedures to accomplish assigned tasks. Performs repairs and assigned preventive...
$22.00 - $23.00 hourly
Waste Management (Various Locations) Stockton, CA, USA
Aug 13, 2020
Full time
Our Diesel Technician Assistant will work on the latest Smart Truck technology and be responsible for maintaining and repairing the 3rd eye camera systems. Check us out—we may be the company for you! We offer competitive pay, excellent benefits, and growth opportunities! BASIC REQUIREMENTS: -Valid driver’s license and must have a clean driving record -Two (2) years of relevant work experience -Must have electrical and general mechanic experience Anthony Altemoos
$22.00 - $35.00 hourly
Waste Management (Various Locations) Lodi, CA, USA
Jun 09, 2020
Full time
Waste Management (WM), a Fortune 250 company, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America. We are strongly committed to a foundation of operating excellence, professionalism and financial strength. WM serves nearly 25 million customers in residential, commercial, industrial and municipal markets throughout North America through a network of collection operations, transfer stations, landfills, recycling facilities and waste-based energy production projects. Tired of just doing preventative maintenance or working only on engines? Are you ready to take the next step and work on equipment that requires a high level of skill - hydraulics, electrical, diagnostics - using modern maintenance practices and technologies? Are you looking for that right opportunity which will allow you to use and be rewarded for your skills and ability, and provide opportunity for growth? Our Mechanics are trained to provide superior maintenance on both diesel...
$17.00 - $18.00 hourly
Waste Management (Various Locations) Atwater, CA, USA
Jun 09, 2020
Full time
Waste Management (WM), a Fortune 250 company, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America. We are strongly committed to a foundation of operating excellence, professionalism and financial strength. WM serves nearly 25 million customers in residential, commercial, industrial and municipal markets throughout North America through a network of collection operations, transfer stations, landfills, recycling facilities and waste-based energy production projects. I. Job Summary Under general supervision, applies appropriate welds to fabricate or repair compactors, containers and carts. II. Essential Duties and Responsibilities To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the following tasks.   Performs minor repairs and applies basic welding processes. Repairs compactors, containers and carts. Performs preventive maintenance inspections, diagnostic and repair of electrical...
$17.00 - $29.00 hourly
Waste Management (Various Locations) Tehachapi, CA, USA
Jun 09, 2020
Full time
I. Job Summary Responsible for delivering propane to residential and commercial customers. Operates hazardous material transportation vehicle with skill and proficiency conforming to all rules and regulations required for a Hazardous Material DOT-Licensed commercial hauler. II. Essential Duties and Responsibilities To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other minor duties may be assigned.  Loads, unloads and transports hazardous material in a safe and efficient manner. Operates truck safely in heavy traffic and other congested areas Reviews route meter tickets Reads tank percentage gauges and checks volume availability Refills bobtail delivery trucks from storage tanks Follows route assignments throughout the day and ensures accuracy of all documentation when checking-in at the end of the route Receives payment for goods delivered and for delivery charges Performs minor...
$17.00 - $29.00 hourly
Waste Management (Various Locations) Saugus, Santa Clarita, CA, USA
Jun 09, 2020
Full time
Ready to roll with us?  Do you like driver incentive pay plans?  Are you ready to drive your career to the next level?  Join the Waste Management team today.  You’ll develop a career focused on positive change and advancement.  Waste Management:  It’s not trash; it’s a dependable job you can make into a career.  The Opportunity :  Residential Drivers are essential to our Waste Management team.  You’ll operate a heavy-duty truck, be responsible for preparing, loading and transporting containers to disposal sites, recycle facilities and/or customer locations.  You’ll navigate high traffic and congested roadways, driveways, alleyways and lots.  Your high skilled driving maneuvers will be put to the test!  Don’t worry, you won’t just be sitting behind the wheel all day – you’ll be jumping on/off loading and unloading the trucks and in some cases riding on the back of...
$17.00 - $29.00 hourly
Waste Management (Various Locations) Ukiah, CA, USA
Jun 09, 2020
Full time
Waste Management (WM), a Fortune 250 company, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America. We are strongly committed to a foundation of operating excellence, professionalism and financial strength. WM serves nearly 25 million customers in residential, commercial, industrial and municipal markets throughout North America through a network of collection operations, transfer stations, landfills, recycling facilities and waste-based energy production projects. Join our Waste Management team, the industry leader since 1971. With over 41,000 proud employees, Waste Management has the largest trucking fleet in the waste industry - over 18,000 trucks, and leads in CNG advancement with the largest fleet of class 8 Natural Gas Vehicles in North America. We offer opportunities in 48 states, the District of Columbia, and Canada.  When you drive for Waste Management, you join a team of the best drivers in the nation - professional,...
$22.00 - $35.00 hourly
Waste Management (Various Locations) Moreno Valley, CA, USA
Jun 09, 2020
Full time
Waste Management (WM), a Fortune 250 company, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America. We are strongly committed to a foundation of operating excellence, professionalism and financial strength. WM serves nearly 25 million customers in residential, commercial, industrial and municipal markets throughout North America through a network of collection operations, transfer stations, landfills, recycling facilities and waste-based energy production projects. Tired of just doing preventative maintenance or working only on engines? Are you ready to take the next step and work on equipment that requires a high level of skill - hydraulics, electrical, diagnostics - using modern maintenance practices and technologies? Are you looking for that right opportunity which will allow you to use and be rewarded for your skills and ability, and provide opportunity for growth? Our Mechanics are trained to provide superior maintenance on both diesel...
$17.00 - $29.00 hourly
Waste Management (Various Locations) Simi Valley, CA, USA
Jun 09, 2020
Full time
Waste Management (WM), a Fortune 250 company, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America. We are strongly committed to a foundation of operating excellence, professionalism and financial strength. WM serves nearly 25 million customers in residential, commercial, industrial and municipal markets throughout North America through a network of collection operations, transfer stations, landfills, recycling facilities and waste-based energy production projects.   I. Job Summary Safely operates a heavy-duty truck to perform assigned duties on designated routes.    II. Essential Duties and Responsibilities To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other minor duties may be assigned.  Operates vehicle in accordance with Occupational and Safety Health Act (OSHA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements as well as...
$17.00 - $29.00 hourly
Waste Management (Various Locations) Moreno Valley, CA, USA
Jun 09, 2020
Full time
Waste Management (WM), a Fortune 250 company, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America. We are strongly committed to a foundation of operating excellence, professionalism and financial strength. WM serves nearly 25 million customers in residential, commercial, industrial and municipal markets throughout North America through a network of collection operations, transfer stations, landfills, recycling facilities and waste-based energy production projects. Job Summary Commercial Drivers operate heavy-duty trucks with front or rear end load lift attachment. Drivers are responsible for providing the pick-up service of containers filled with waste or recyclable material. Containers may weigh in excess of 1000 pounds and at times require drivers to maneuver wheeled containers to a pick-up stage area. Driver will transport the material to a disposal, transfer or recycle facility when trucks reach legal load capacity. Driver navigates...
$17.00 - $29.00 hourly
Waste Management (Various Locations) El Cajon, CA, USA
Jun 09, 2020
Full time
Waste Management (WM), a Fortune 250 company, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America. We are strongly committed to a foundation of operating excellence, professionalism and financial strength. WM serves nearly 25 million customers in residential, commercial, industrial and municipal markets throughout North America through a network of collection operations, transfer stations, landfills, recycling facilities and waste-based energy production projects. Job Summary Commercial Drivers operate heavy-duty trucks with front or rear end load lift attachment. Drivers are responsible for providing the pick-up service of containers filled with waste or recyclable material. Containers may weigh in excess of 1000 pounds and at times require drivers to maneuver wheeled containers to a pick-up stage area. Driver will transport the material to a disposal, transfer or recycle facility when trucks reach legal load capacity. Driver navigates...