Waste Management

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To reduce our direct Scope 1 and 2 emissions 42% by 2032 using a 2021 base year $825 investment in RNG. With this investment, we expect that 65% of landfill gas will be captured for beneficial reuse, an anticipated increase of 600% at WM-owned RNG plants, over the next four years. This will generate enough renewable energy to supply the equivalent of 1 million North American homes. Our investment is anticipated to allow WM to fuel our entire natural gas fleet with RNG by 2026 Develop a system for measuring fugitive emissions by 2025. By the end of 2021, 57% of WM’s collection fleet had been transitioned to CNG vehicles, saving 8000 gallons of diesel fuel per year and comprising the largest heavy-duty natural gas fleet of its kind in North America. In 2021, 47% of fuel for our collection fleet was from a renewable source. Our investment in RNG facilities will allow WM to fuel our entire natural gas fleet with RNG by 2026 – will lead to an 80% reduction in co2 emissions.

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Target year: 2050
Target year: 2050
Type of Pledge: Net-Zero
Scope emissions: Scope 1, Scope 2, Scope 3