Waste Management Provides Cleanup Assistance at Disaster Sites

New York and Arlington County, Va. -- Houston-based Waste Management Inc. has provided screening equipment to New York and debris-transporting assistance to the Pentagon in the wake of the terrorist attacks last week.

In New York, the company has donated portable screeners to the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and the New York Police Department (NYPD) to ease the sifting and sorting process. "They were [sifting through evidence] by hand before," says Sarah Voss of Waste Management. She adds that the company still is standing by in New York to provide assistance if needed.

At the Pentagon, plans are underway to transport debris from the tragedy to a landfill in King George County, Va. Waste Management is working with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and surrounding communities to ensure their full support to use the landfill. "It has been very well received so far," Voss says.