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WM Recycle America appoints executives

Waste Management Recycle America (WM Recycle America), a wholly owned subsidiary of Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: W...

Waste Management Recycle America (WM Recycle America), a wholly owned subsidiary of Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WMI), has announced the appointment of Matthew Coz as Vice President of Growth and Commodity Sales. Coz, who previously served as Vice President of Business Development, will lead the company’s business development, eCycling, commodity sales, brokerage, and international recycling development initiatives.

The company also announced the appointment of Don Majka as Vice President of the Commodity Sales and Brokerage Group. Majka, who most recently led the company’s fibre marketing for the East and Southeast regions, will head up WM Recycle America’s commodity sales and brokerage activities, and will report to Coz.

Coz has over 20 years experience in the industry, working the last nine at WM Recycle America.

“He has an outstanding track record of high-level performance in each of the assignments that he has undertaken,” said Patrick DeRueda, President of WM Recycle America. “Matt is a proven leader and a customer driven manager who will continue to drive our initiatives and work to develop solutions across our expanding customer base.”

Majka has been with WM Recycle America for more than fifteen years. “His industry knowledge, strong customer centric attitude, and outstanding work ethic make him the ideal candidate to lead this exciting group of commodity marketing professionals,” said DeRueda.

WM Recycle America offers specialist services to a diverse range of business and residential customers throughout North America, and provides quality recyclables to customers worldwide. The company currently operates more than 100 recycling plants and provides marketing services for more than 150 locations in the U.S. and Canada, making it North America’s largest recycler of residentially generated recyclables. In addition, WM Recycle America operates one plastics recycling facility and four electronics recycling facilities.

WM Recycle America’s recycling growth initiative is part of Waste Management’s sustainability program, unveiled at the World Business Forum in October 2007, which pairs environmental stewardship with business opportunities. Recycling is a key pillar of this initiative: Waste Management plans to nearly triple the volume of materials it recycles from the current 8 million tons to over 20 million tons by 2020.

This program spans traditionally recycled materials such as paper, plastic and metals, as well as emerging commodity streams such as fluorescent bulbs and electronic components.

About Waste Management and WM Recycle America, L.L.C.

Waste Management, based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America. Our subsidiaries provide collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery, and disposal services. We are also a leading developer, operator and owner of waste-to-energy and landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States. Our customers include residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers throughout North America. More information about how Waste Management Thinks Green can be found at

WM Recycle America is a wholly owned subsidiary of Waste Management and is the largest recycler in North America. WM Recycle America’s business lines include processing many types of consumer-generated recyclables and finding the best markets for the recyclable commodities produced. In its capacity of providing processing and marketing services, WM Recycle America offers a wide variety of recycling options for municipal, manufacturing, commercial and residential customers.

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