2023 Sustainability Report

We are proud to introduce the WIN Waste Innovations 2023 Sustainability Report

This inaugural report shows our sustainability efforts and achievements during the year 2022, and it offers a look at what our company is doing today to make an even greater impact in the near and distant future.



Despite great work to increase recycling rates, the world is making more waste than ever before. Humans are generating 82% more waste per person than we did in 1960.* Increases in overall waste generation are outpacing recycling participation rates, with no signs of slowing. The waste management industry can play an outsized role in the sustainability of our world. By recycling and recovering precious resources from the waste stream, we can reduce overall consumption of limited natural resources, and by engaging in sustainable end-of-life waste management methods, we can prevent greenhouse gas emissions, increase resource recovery, and generate renewable energy. Such work contributes to the transition to a more circular economic model, which is urgently needed to avoid dire environmental and social impacts. WIN Waste is proud to be a major driver in this transition.

Our commitment to sustainability is more important today than it ever has been. Demand for the essential services we provide is increasing, while landfills are rapidly filling and the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions grows more pressing. This inaugural sustainability report shows our sustainability efforts and achievements during the year 2022, and it offers a look at what we’re doing today to make an even greater impact in the near and distant future.

*United States Environmental Protection Agency, “National Overview: Facts and Figures on Materials, Wastes, and Recycling,” last accessed May 4, 2023.

Annual Average


Tons of waste converted to renewable energy


Homes powered with renewable energy


Tons delivered by low-carbon rail


Tons of paper, plastic, and metals recycled


Tons of metal recovered


Collections customers

Report Highlights


Why It Matters

Diverted 6.4 million tons of waste from landfills

Landfills produce methane, a greenhouse gas that has a global warming potential of more than 80 times that of carbon dioxide in its first 20 years. By converting waste into renewable energy, WIN Waste eliminates vast amounts of future greenhouse gas emissions. The United States Environmental Protection Agency recognizes waste-to-energy as the preferred method for end-disposal.

Recovered 133,350 tons of metals

We put the commodities and valuable natural resources we sort and recover from the waste streams we handle into the hands of manufacturers who turn them into new products. This circular process reduces consumption of new raw materials.


72,517 tons of cardboard

23,673 tons of mixed paper

4,855 tons of glass

930 tons of aluminum

3,295 tons of plastics

115,518 tons of wood and concrete

Generated 3.2 million megawatts of renewable energy

This is the equivalent of powering 340,000 homes or businesses, which is equivalent to avoiding:

  • 6 million barrels of oil
  • 1.7 million tons of coal
  • 418 million cubic feet of natural gas

Achieved a 4-star rating (out of 5 stars) from the Global ESG Benchmark for Real Assets, aka GRESB

WIN Waste is ranked in the top 5 companies globally for sustainability performance within our sector — environmental services-waste treatment.

Achieved a 58% reduction in lost-time safety incident frequency rate

Achieved a 13% reduction in total recordable safety incident frequency rate

Three WIN Waste sites received renewal of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Voluntary Protection Program “Star” worksite status

This is the highest safety rating OSHA bestows, and fewer than 1% of worksites in the United States achieve this designation. Nine WIN Waste sites have the VPP “Star” worksite status.

Removed 1 million pounds of litter in the communities we serve

In partnership with 250 community organizations

At 150 community events

Activated 1,000+ volunteers, who contributed 10,000 hours

Received the Wildlife Habitat Council’s “Chairman’s Award for Outstanding Partnership,” which recognizes WIN Waste’s protection and management of the Bear Creek Wildlife Sanctuary in Saugus, Massachusetts

Received Wildlife Habitat Council accreditation in Gloucester, Massachusetts

Being a sustainable company means that in every moment we must consider how our operations impact natural resources, biodiversity, habitats, climate, people, economies, and communities — and ensure they have a net positive impact on each.

Allia Saydjari

Senior Director Sustainability at WIN Waste Innovations