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The call of reveille is a sound that signals the beginning of a new day. It serves as a reminder of purpose and mission. While the bugle may not wake you when you return to your civilian life, at Waste Management, you will find that sense of purpose and mission that is so familiar.

You will likely work with a fellow veteran at WM because one in fourteen of our employees is former military. In fact, we hire a veteran every day of the year.

Our non-veteran employees have shown endless support for military heroes. Many in the WM community have spouses, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, parents and grandparents who have served, just like you.

Our mission of environmental service may be different from military serice. However, Waste Management and the military share many common traits; the most important being the drive to be the best.

Hear our CEO talk about Waste Management's commitment to veterans.

See our Military Skills Translator to find recommended careers based on your service experience. 

If you are a veteran that needs help, please feel free to email our military recruiting team at VeteranAssistance@wm.com.

"When I transitioned to the civilian world, I needed to find a company that had similar values to that of the Unites States Army. During my search... There was one employer that caught my attention: it was Waste Management." 

- Michelle Zambrano, Former Captain, US Army

Read more in GI Jobs Magazine about Michelle's transition from the US Army into her career as an Area Manager of Dispatch at Waste Management. 


Erik Swanson is the Operations Manager at one of WM's largest hazard waste facilities in Kettleman Hills, California. He was also the only sailor selected this fiscal year to be one of five Naval Reserve service members in the U.S. to hold the rank of chief warrant officer 5 (CWO-5).

Read more about how Erik has been able to both serve his country while leading his team at WM. 

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Florida-based route manager Shay Johnson has served in the Army Reserve since 2009. With a deep-rooted family history of military service and adventure, she didn't hesitate to join.

Read more about Shay's drive to serve her country and community, and how she has taken advantage of WM's Your Tomorrow education program to achieve her goals!

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2021 Top 100 Military Friendly Employer-

G.I. Jobs

WM has been a G.I. Jobs top Military Friendly company for the past 11 years. We embrace those who know how to get things done the right way.

2020 Best for Vets Employer-
Military Times

We appreciate our service members, and take pride in helping them thrive in their careers. This commitment has led to WM being named a "Best for Vets Employer" for 10 years in a row. 

2020 Best of the Best-
US Veterans Magazine

Since 2012, WM has been named a "Best of the Best" Employer by U.S. Veterans Magazine, recognizing WM's ongoing commitment to recruiting veterans who strengthen our workforce.

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