Our mission is to advance the science, safety, and service of the solid waste and recycling industries. Our loyalty lies in the health of our planet, our employees, the community and customers we care for each and every day.
What does environmental success mean to WCA?
Everything that we need for survival and well-being depends on our natural environment. At WCA we know it is our responsibility to maintain and manage the environmental, economic, and social dimensions that are fundamental to the concept of sustainability. Such dimensions create and maintain the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony to ensure a healthy environment for present and future generations. WCA is committed to maintaining and cultivating sustainable business practices, as well as ensuring environmental awareness and preservation in the markets we service.
WCA is committed to creating a company culture where employees understand and respect the value of protecting the environment. Our compliance with governmental regulations and permit requirements in the markets in which we operate demonstrates our commitment to the communities we serve. WCA strives to be a leader in the solid waste industry by continually improving our operations, policies and procedures to reflect this commitment. Environmental responsibility, efficient transportation and disposal services are the avenues WCA utilizes to service our customers and achieve this goal.
What is WCA doing to be environmentally successful?
Landfill gas-to-energy is a fundamental element of solid waste management and is an environmentally attractive solution. Landfill gas is a mix of different gases created by the decomposition of waste within a landfill, and WCA has systems in place to capture these gases and use them to generate power. With our landfill gas plants we are able to: reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve local air quality, encourage economic development and job creation, and develop a local renewable source of energy.
Progress to date:
- More than 5,000 homes are powered by WCA’s landfill gas to energy stations
- Equivalent to more than 4 million gallons of gasoline being conserved
- Equivalent to more than 31,000 acres of U.S. forests being conserved
WCA is more than a waste management company.
We Care for America
Recycling household trash plays a big part in achieving our goal of reducing the amount of waste deposited in landfills. That’s why we make recycling your household waste as simple as gathering up the trash. We provide the bin, you fill it with recyclable items and set it out with your regular trash, and we do the rest.