Waste Management Caught Dumping Recyclables in Texas
Waste Management officials revealed Thursday thousands of tons of local recyclables from 13 North Texas cities were dumped in landfills over a 21-month period ending in January. The Dallas Morning News is reporting the company fired five managers Monday, said Greta Calvery, a local Waste Management spokeswoman. “We just made a clean sweep,” she said. “We’ve never had this happen before.”
The amount of recyclables mishandled — 8,337 tons — is a weight equivalent to more than 47 Boeing 777 jets. The mishandling affected 19 percent of the recycling from the 13 cities.
Waste Management declined to immediately release the full list of affected cities. Calvery said the company was trying to notify all the cities first rather than having them hear from the media.
News of Waste Management’s problems was first revealed by the town of Flower Mound when officials sent a news release to the media Thursday. Calvery said the company intended to notify the media after meeting with representatives of all cities in person.
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