Sponsorship at Waste Management

Giving Guidelines

The following guidelines outline the programs that Waste Management is most likely to support.

The environment affects all aspects of our lives, from the air we breathe, to the way we power our homes, to the parklands in which we play. Waste Management is committed to helping provide renewal resources to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, and to conserving and maintaining wetlands, wildlife habitats and green spaces for people's enjoyment. Understanding the importance of the environment, Waste Management supports organizations and programs that preserve and /or enhance natural resources.

Environmental Education
The key to ensuring the preservation of the environment is teaching children about the importance of protecting it and acting in an environmentally responsible manner. To this end, Waste Management prefers to support environmental education programs targeted at middle and high school students. This includes environmental and science related projects, science fairs, Earth Day projects and others.

Waste Management is committed to enhancing our communities through programs that help make them better places to live. Local Waste Management facilities are proactive in identifying charities located in the immediate community that they serve and in many cases may have predetermined which organizations they will be supporting that year.

Sponsorship at Waste Management

WM Preferences
The Waste Management Charitable Contributions program provides support to organizations that have been recognized as charitable, not-for profit organizations by the Canada Revenue Agency, and we work with public organization where any donations requested will be used exclusively for public purposes. We target our support to specific projects or programs that enhance the scope of services offered by an organization. WM prefers not to financially support operating costs, capital campaigns, or multi-year requests. Preference is also given to organizations which have a broad base of funders and employee involvement.

Eligibility and Restrictions
Waste Management does not fund:

  • Requests from organizations without tax-exempt status or do not use funds received exclusively for public purposes - please note that Waste Management rarely provides contributions to social services, arts, and health related organizations
  • Individuals
  • Religious organizations unless the project benefits the community, such as a soup kitchen that is housed in a church
  • Lobbying organizations
  • Organizations with a limited constituency, such as fraternal, labour or veteran's groups
  • Endowments or foundations
  • Travel by groups or individuals
  • Anti-business groups
  • Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, or gender

WM Giving Application Procedures

Nonprofit organizations interested in requesting financial, in-kind or product donations should submit requests online or by mail to:

Waste Management
Attention: Ross Wallace
Community Relations Manager
2301 Carp Road, Ottawa ON
K0A 1L0

  • Applications are accepted year round and are reviewed on a continuous basis
  • Applications must be received 6 months prior to the event date
  • Requests funded in any one year are not assured of future funding. If renewed funding is desired, the organization must submit an additional application

At Waste Management, we're proud of our communities, and we're proud of our people. We encourage organizations to contact us and to engage our team in innovative ways. We believe in giving back.