Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 4, 2018


Waste Management, Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)







(State or Other Jurisdiction of


(Commission File Number)


(IRS Employer Identification No.)


1001 Fannin, Houston, Texas



(Address of Principal Executive Offices)


(Zip Code)


Registrant’s Telephone number, including area code: (713) 512-6200



(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)


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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.


Mr. John J. Morris, Jr. will be named to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Waste Management, Inc. (the “Company”), to be effective immediately following the previously-announced retirement of Mr. James E. Trevathan, Jr. at the end of 2018.


Mr. Morris, age 49, has been with the Company for over 20 years in a number of operating positions of increasing responsibility.  Most recently, Mr. Morris has served as Senior Vice President — Operations since 2012.  Prior to that promotion, Mr. Morris held positions including Chief Strategy Officer, Area Vice President and Market Area General Manager.  Mr. Morris earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Rutgers University.


The terms of modified compensation to be provided to Mr. Morris in connection with his promotion are not currently available. In accordance with Instruction 2 to Item 5.02 of Form 8-K, the Company will file an amendment to this Form 8-K as necessary.






Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, hereunto duly authorized.










Date:    September 4, 2018


/s/ Charles C. Boettcher



Charles C. Boettcher



Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer