Can Waste Management Climb Out Of The Muck?

It's betting a merger with USA Waste can fix a heap of problems

Where most people looked at piles of refuse and saw plain old garbage, cousins Dean L. Buntrock and H. Wayne Huizenga smelled fame and fortune. Thirty years ago, they began cobbling together some 3,000 mostly family-owned waste-hauling businesses to forge the national network of garbage hauling and hazardous-waste operations known as Waste Management Inc.

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