Waste Management is North America’s largest residential recycler. In 2010, we managed 8.5 million tons of recyclable commodities. Our goal is to manage more than 20 million tons each year by 2020.

In Broward County, Waste Management’s Reuter Recycling Center in Pembroke Pines provides recycling services to municipal, residential and business customers in South Florida.

Reuter Recycling is a 100,000 square-foot single-stream recycling facility, the largest in the southeastern United States with the capability to process mixed recyclables.   That means recyclable items do not need to be separated into paper and plastic/glass/aluminum before collection saving transport and handling costs and making it easier for people to recycle.

Reuter Recycling has the capacity to process approximately 50 tons of recyclables per hour or 250,000 tons per year. In one year alone our efforts:

  • Save nearly 2 million trees
  • Save 12.6 million gallons of gasoline
  • Save 2.8 billion gallons of water
  • Save 472 million kilowatts of electricity
  • Save 368,000 cubic yards of landfill space

Construction & Demolition Recycling
Waste Management operates 14 Construction & Demolition Recycling facilities nationwide including WM Recycling Pompano in Broward County.

Here recyclable wood, metals, concrete and asphalt is separated from the waste saving valuable space in Monarch Hill landfill.

These efforts are part of a core strategy for Waste Management as it commits to extracting more value out of the materials we manage than anyone in the industry through recycling, processing and conversion technologies.

Organics Recycling
Waste Management is committed to growing its organics recycling business and currently has 34 facilities processing 1.25 million tons of organics annually.

New organics processing facilities are under construction at Okeechobee Landfill and Vista Landfill in North Florida. The eight-acre Okeechobee facility will process pre-consumer food and yard waste to create value added soil amendments as well as bagged lawn and garden products.