Waste Management of Miami-Dade County Opens New $10-Million Headquarters in Medley

Waste Management's new facility "Medley Ribbon Cutting" on Tuesday, March 29, 2016.
Waste Management’s new facility “Medley Ribbon Cutting” on Tuesday, March 29, 2016.

37,000-square-foot facility includes only private CNG fueling station for waste collection vehicles in Miami-Dade County

Medley, FL – March 29, 2016 – Waste Management marked the opening of its new, $10-million Waste Management of Miami-Dade County headquarters in Medley on Tuesday, March 29.

The 37,000 square-foot-facility on 16 acres is home to 350 employees servicing 175 waste and recycling collection routes throughout Miami-Dade County.

The site also includes a new Compressed Natural Gas “CNG” fueling station — the only private, full-scale CNG station for waste collection vehicles in Miami-Dade County — to service the site’s fleet of CNG-powered waste and recycling collection trucks.

“Waste Management is pleased to make this significant investment in the Town of Medley,” said Tim Hawkins, Area Vice President of Waste Management Inc. of Florida.  “As the owner/operator of the Medley Landfill, we’ve been a long time partner with the Town, and we welcomed the opportunity to re-locate our Miami-Dade County hauling operations to this site.  We continue to grow and expand our business in the County, and this location allows us to do so.”

Waste Management has grown its operations and workforce in Miami-Dade County from 425 employees in 2013 to 565 employees in 2016 through business growth and the recent acquisition of certain assets of Sun Recycling/Southern Waste Systems.

“The Town of Medley appreciates the partnership we have with Waste Management and are gratified by the company’s commitment to invest and continue to grow in our community,” said Town of Medley Mayor Roberto Martell.  “This facility brings jobs and economic activity to our community, along with the environmental benefits of a CNG fueling station.”

Waste Management’s CNG-powered fleet continues to grow.  With the largest heavy-duty truck fleet in North America, Waste Management now has 5,000 of its vehicles running on natural gas including 350 in Florida and 50 by years end in Miami-Dade County.

For each diesel truck that is replaced by a CNG-powered vehicle, Waste Management reduces its consumption of diesel fuel by 8,000 gallons per year which cuts greenhouse gas emissions by 22 metric tons. Vehicles powered by CNG emit nearly zero particulate emissions, cut smog-producing nitrogen oxide emissions by 50 percent compared to the cleanest diesel trucks, are far quieter in residential neighborhoods than diesel trucks and reduce overall fuel expenses.

Waste Management drivers also rank among the industry’s safest in the nation because of the company’s commitment to safety and training. During this fleet conversion, mechanics, drivers and first responders have received comprehensive training in safety protocols for natural gas powered vehicles.

Waste Management’s Miami-Dade drivers have also been trained in the company’s award-winning Waste Watch program to serve as an extra set of eyes and ears in the communities which they serve in order to improve safety and security.

The WM of Miami-Dade headquarters building was designed by CMK Design Studio and Brooks and Freund served as General Contractor.  OES Florida was the electrical contractor and Redland Company provided underground utilities and paving.

Agl Resources/Florida City Gas provided the Compressed Natural Gas infrastructure.