Waste Management introduces eco-friendly trucks

Published: Monday, February 4, 2013 at 09:52 AM.

The company's other eco-friendly business practices include recently developing a solar-powered trash compactor that can alert the operator when the canister is near full.

"It will actually send a text message to that person," Yort said.

This would keep personnel from constantly monitoring the compactor.

In addition, the company's website, wm.com, provides teacher's educational materials on how to improve environmental sustainability.

"It will actually give you an entire lesson plan," Yort said.

The company constantly seeks ways to recycle items found in its many landfills, she said.

"We are the largest recycling company in the nation," Yort said. Recycling is important and we (all) need to get better at it."

1 2 3

Reader comments posted to this article may be published in our print edition. All rights reserved. This copyrighted material may not be re-published without permission. Links are encouraged.

▲ Return to Top

Local Faves