As of 2015, some of the holidays that Waste Management observe include New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. The company's schedules on those three days are slated to be either one day behind its regular pickup schedule or only partially running.
Waste Management's pickup schedule does not deviate on other common U.S. holidays, such as Memorial Day, Martin Luther King Day, Independence Day, New Year's Eve and Labor Day. The company's pickup services is part of its integrated environmental solutions that include the largest network of landfills, recycling facilities and transfer stations in the waste management industry. Waste Management's website states that the company's operations in the United States and Canada serves over 20 million customers.
Waste Management utilizes the naturally occurring gas found inside its network of landfills to generate renewable energy. The company claims to produce renewable energy that is twice the volume of energy generated by the solar power industry in the United States. Waste Management's landfill-gas-to-energy system was able to power approximately 500,000 homes by the end of 2012.
One segment of Waste Management's corporate strategy is the development of innovative new waste solutions to help both organizations and communities achieve zero waste and other green goals. The company also expects to utilize its recycling centers for up to 20 million tons of recyclables by 2020.