When a city’s waste management system went under the knife
Posted June 23, 2018 11:20:16Waste management jobs and jobs in the Milwaukee area have been lost, and it’s not even clear who will take them.
Milwaukee has lost 2,500 jobs in Waste Management, the state’s largest waste management agency, in the last five years, according to a recent report by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
That’s a 25 percent reduction in waste management employment over the same period.
The report found that waste management was the “second-most important economic sector” for the Milwaukee Area, and the largest source of revenue for the city, with a total of $5.5 billion in annual revenue.
In the past five years alone, waste management has lost about 7,000 jobs, including 1,500 workers at Waste Management in West Allis, according the Milwaukee Business Journal.
While the city has seen a decrease in job losses, its total number of jobs is growing, according a Milwaukee Economic Development Corp. analysis.
Waste Management employs approximately 1,300 people across the region, including 800 in West Bend, about 300 in St. Louis Park, and another 500 in Greenfield.
The company also has a plant in West Milwaukee, where the plant is slated to close this year.
The Journal Sentinel reports that Waste Management is losing nearly $1 million annually to workers at its plant in Milwaukee.
The report noted that the Milwaukee Economic Partnership has called on the state to approve $30 million to expand Waste Management’s workforce.
The jobs loss has come amid a statewide crisis of waste and hazardous waste.
Waste management in Wisconsin has been at the center of a national effort to clean up toxic waste at plants across the country.
In 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency declared Waste Management a “priority” waste management site, which meant it was subject to stricter regulations and enforcement, such as reporting waste to the EPA.
But Waste Management has struggled to meet federal requirements and has faced challenges in complying with federal regulations.
In April 2018, Waste Management announced that it would close its West Alliss plant in 2020, a move that led to the closure of Waste Management facilities in several other parts of the country, including San Francisco and Atlanta.
Wastewater Treatment and Recovery Corp., the state agency that handles Waste Management waste, reported that Waste Control had received less than $100 million in state funds over the past three years.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is also responsible for collecting waste and the waste that comes out of Waste Control.
Waste Management also has not been able to recover enough of the wastewater that is spilled at Waste Control to meet the agency’s standards.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has proposed a $5 billion waste management plan that includes the creation of a regional Waste Management Council.