Waste Management, an international company with services in Glynn County, has long been a sponsor of The Brunswick News’ Newspapers in Education program.
The company is the largest environmental solutions provider in North America, according to its website, and serves more than 21 million customers in the United States and Canada.
“It is our honor to have sponsored the Newspaper in Education program with The Brunswick News for over 15 years,” said Gary Williams, the senior district manager for Waste Management Brunswick Hauling, in a statement. “Newspapers are an exceptional tool for teachers and a great educational resource for students.”
Waste Management began to offer services in Brunswick in 1995, after buying Chapman Waste from Jeff Chapman.
Waste Management, which offers disposal and recycling services, also works to provide renewable energy options that contribute to a cleaner environment.
The company is involved with many community organizations throughout the state, said Marla Prince, a spokeswoman for Waste Management.
Those include the Georgia Recycling Coalition, the Southeast Recycling Development Council, Keep Georgia Beautiful, the Boys and Girls Club and the Chamber of Commerce Green Team.
Locally, Williams is involved in the Exchange Club of Brunswick.
Prince said Waste Management often partners with schools to provide education on recycling. They’ll send a robot named “Cycler” into schools to provide environmental education.
“We have people that can go into schools and teach the children,” she said.
And the company provides resources that can be used in classrooms to teach students how to be responsible environmental stewards.
“Any teacher or administrator can go on our website,” she said. “There’s tons of environmental education on there for all types of grades.”
These resource can be found at wm.com/us.
Waste Management is one of nearly a dozen local businesses that sponsors the Newspapers in Education program, through which Glynn County teachers can receive free copies of The Brunswick News to use in their classrooms. Teachers use the newspaper to teach writing, reading, math, science and more. Some use the newspaper for art projects, and others use it to demonstrate recycling practices, like those supported by Waste Management.
“As a local business in the Brunswick community, we feel it is a duty and privilege to do anything we can to help educate the future leaders of our city,” Williams said.