The 368,000 green waste industry professionals, men and women who work in the solid waste management field, really are “Environmentalists. Every Day.” Waste industry professionals provide essential services that help maintain the fabric of local communities across the country protecting the environment and public health by efficiently and reliably removing and managing the nation’s trash. We are leaders in helping keep the environment green through waste recycling and waste composting. We are leaders in generating renewable energy from solid waste. Think of what would happen if our trash were not collected and managed by green waste industry professionals. Environmentalism isn’t just an idea or goal for us; it’s the way that our do our work, 24/7, every day. And serving as green industry waste professionals we contribute to our local communities economically and socially.