WM Recycle America

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WM Recycle America (WMRA), owned by Waste Management, is "North America’s largest provider of recycling services... Recycle America combines the assets and operations of key domestic recycling processors and marketers to meet the demands of a diverse recycling market around the world... Through its facilities, WMRA can handle a broad range of recyclable commodities, including metals, plastics, glass, electronics and fibers such as office paper, newspaper and cardboard."[1]

According to a 1995 article:[2]

"In North America, Waste Management Inc. is the largest provider of recycling services by collecting recyclables from about 6 million residential, commercial and industrial customers. Recycling customers have represented steady growth rates, representing double-digit percentage increases in many recent years. Several major residential recycling programs were launched by the company in the past several years, including new programs in Meridian, Miss. and Fort Worth, Texas, each the largest and most comprehensive in its state. Beginning in September, Waste Management also began providing curbside recycling in Oklahoma City, representing the first time that city has put recycling services out to bid."


WM Recycle America's management team:[3]

WM Recycle America Operations Leadership Team

  • John Kelly, Market Area VP – Midwest
  • Chuck Schmidt, Market Area VP - West
  • Mike Taylor, Market Area VP - East
  • Dan Heimann, Market Area VP - South

Articles and resources

Related SourceWatch articles


  1. WMRA FactSheet
  2. Bob Howard, "A growth industry for our time: Demand mushrooms for recycling and related environmental services," Orange County Business Journal, February 27, 1995, Vol 18; No 9; Sec 2; pg 22.
  3. Recycle America website, Accessed April 21, 2011.

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