MAY 2009

WM acquires lamp recyclers

Waste Management, Inc. (WMI) announced that its WM LampTracker subsidiaries have acquired assets of H.T.R., Inc. and Earth Protection Services, Inc. which will bring additional scale and capabilities to its WM LampTracker compact fluorescent light bulb recycling business.

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These acquisitions fit into Waste Management’s strategy and primary financial goals of earnings growth, margin expansion, strong cash flow generation and increasing the Company’s long-term return on invested capital.

In addition to its existing Roseville, Minnesota lamp processing facility, Waste Management’s WM LampTracker® subsidiaries now have processing facilities in Kaiser, Missouri, Glendale, Arizona and Williamston, South Carolina. The other operational locations are Phoenix, Arizona, Mira Loma, California, Tigard, Oregon, Round Rock, Texas and Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

WM LampTracker provides total-care solutions for the storage, handling, transport and recycling of fluorescent lamps for small, medium and large-scale businesses across the United States, as well as for residential consumers through Waste Management’s Think Green From Home program. In addition to fluorescent bulb recycling, WM LampTracker also provides recycling services for other universal wastes such as batteries and small electronics.