Waste Management Awards Companies for Sustainable Construction

February 19, 2013 at 4:14 PM EST

Second Annual Sustainability Circle of Excellence Award recognizes outstanding performance in diversion and recycling

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 19, 2013-- Today, Waste Management (NYSE: WM) announced the winners of the 2012 Sustainability Circle of Excellence Award, a recognition given to the top customers in the construction industry who achieved outstanding sustainability milestones during the planning and building phases of their projects. To be considered for this award, each winner used Waste Management’s innovative Diversion and Recycling Tracking Tool (DARTSM) to track their performance throughout the year.

DART, which is an online portal used to follow environmental performance during construction projects, calculates the amount of waste that customers divert from the landfill, as well as the different types of materials put to reuse. Information is updated daily to track the sustainable performances of some of the nation’s top builders, who can then use the information to pursue LEED® certification for their projects, as well as set future green goals.

The winning companies diverted the highest total tonnage of waste from landfills to recycling facilities and include:

  • Balfour Beatty Construction, LLCRobert Van Cleave, Chairman & CEO
  • Brasfield and Gorrie LLCJim Gorrie, President
  • Gilbane Building CompanyThomas Gilbane, Jr., Chairman & CEO
  • Jersen IndustriesDavid Jersen, CEO
  • McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.Michael Bolen, Chairman & CEO
  • Skanska USA Inc.Michael McNally, President & CEO
  • W.A. Sheets & SonsPhil Sheets, Jr., President
  • Whiting-Turner Contracting CompanyTimothy Regan, Executive Vice President
  • William H. Lane Inc.William Lane, CEO

“This award is recognition of a shared commitment to profitable green business practices and the environment,” said David Steiner, Waste Management President and CEO. “We congratulate each company for their outstanding environmental performance and look forward to tracking these benchmarks in the future, as they represent a shared commitment to diversion, recycling and sound environmental practices.”

“DART really empowers these builders to pursue aggressive diversion goals,” said Jane Sumner, vice president overseeing Construction Solutions for Waste Management. “In total, the companies named for this award have diverted thousands of tons of construction waste, all of which has been tracked carefully. It’s further proof that what gets measured, gets accomplished.”

For information on the Sustainability Circle of Excellence Awards, please visit wm.com/dart.


Waste Management, Inc., based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery, and disposal services. It is also a leading developer, operator and owner of waste-to-energy and landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States. The company’s customers include residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers throughout North America. To learn more information about Waste Management visit www.wm.com or www.thinkgreen.com.

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