At Waste Management 650 Take Voluntary Separation with Restructuring

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

October 30, 2014

1 Min Read
At Waste Management 650 Take Voluntary Separation with Restructuring

Waste Management Inc. said that about 650 employees took a voluntary separation package resulting from its restructuring plan announced earlier this year, but the company doesn’t anticipate that all those positions will be permanently eliminated.

The Houston-based Waste Management said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that voluntary separation was offered to all salaried employees within the several corporate functions that the company identified for consolidation and realignment.

Waste Management undertook the restructuring, announced in August, “to better support achievement of the company’s strategic goals, including cost reduction.” Waste Management expects to complete the restructuring by the end of the year.

The restructuring including the recycling and organic operations, which led to the president of WM Recycle America LLC and WM Organic Growth Inc., William Caesar, to leave the company. In October he joined WCA Waste Corp. as its new CEO.


About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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