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Waste Management Awards Companies for Sustainable Construction

  Waste Management Awards Companies for Sustainable Construction

Second Annual Sustainability Circle of Excellence Award recognizes outstanding
performance in diversion and recycling

Business Wire

HOUSTON -- February 19, 2013

Today, Waste Management (NYSE: WM) announced the winners of the 2012
Sustainability Circle of Excellence Award, a recognition given to the top
customers in the construction industry who achieved outstanding sustainability
milestones during the planning and building phases of their projects. To be
considered for this award, each winner used Waste Management’s innovative
Diversion and Recycling Tracking Tool (DART^SM) to track their performance
throughout the year.

DART, which is an online portal used to follow environmental performance
during construction projects, calculates the amount of waste that customers
divert from the landfill, as well as the different types of materials put to
reuse. Information is updated daily to track the sustainable performances of
some of the nation’s top builders, who can then use the information to pursue
LEED® certification for their projects, as well as set future green goals.

The winning companies diverted the highest total tonnage of waste from
landfills to recycling facilities and include:

  *Balfour Beatty Construction, LLC – Robert Van Cleave, Chairman & CEO
  *Brasfield and Gorrie LLC – Jim Gorrie, President
  *Gilbane Building Company – Thomas Gilbane, Jr., Chairman & CEO
  *Jersen Industries – David Jersen, CEO
  *McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. – Michael Bolen, Chairman & CEO
  *Skanska USA Inc. – Michael McNally, President & CEO
  *W.A. Sheets & Sons – Phil Sheets, Jr., President
  *Whiting-Turner Contracting Company – Timothy Regan, Executive Vice
    President
  *William H. Lane Inc. – William Lane, CEO

“This award is recognition of a shared commitment to profitable green business
practices and the environment,” said David Steiner, Waste Management President
and CEO. “We congratulate each company for their outstanding environmental
performance and look forward to tracking these benchmarks in the future, as
they represent a shared commitment to diversion, recycling and sound
environmental practices.”

“DART really empowers these builders to pursue aggressive diversion goals,”
said Jane Sumner, vice president overseeing Construction Solutions for Waste
Management. “In total, the companies named for this award have diverted
thousands of tons of construction waste, all of which has been tracked
carefully. It’s further proof that what gets measured, gets accomplished.”

For information on the Sustainability Circle of Excellence Awards, please
visit wm.com/dart.

ABOUT WASTE MANAGEMENT

Waste Management, Inc., based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of
comprehensive waste management services in North America. Through its
subsidiaries, the company provides collection, transfer, recycling and
resource recovery, and disposal services. It is also a leading developer,
operator and owner of waste-to-energy and landfill gas-to-energy facilities in
the United States. The company’s customers include residential, commercial,
industrial, and municipal customers throughout North America. To learn more
information about Waste Management visit www.wm.com or www.thinkgreen.com.

Contact:

Waste Management
Robert Kidwell, 713-210-9778
Communications
rkidwell@wm.com
 
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