Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 16, 2010
Waste Management, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
1001 Fannin, Suite 4000 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 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition
     Waste Management, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release this morning, February 16, 2010, announcing its earnings for the fiscal quarter and full year ended December 31, 2009. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as exhibit 99.1.
     Additionally, as previously announced, the Company is holding a conference call, open to the public, to discuss these results, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Central time this morning. The call will be webcast live, and may be heard by accessing the Company’s website at www.wm.com. You may also listen to the call by calling (877) 710-6139 and entering the access code 49511473. A replay of the conference call will be available through 4:00 p.m. Central time on March 2, 2010. The replay of the call may be heard over the Internet, by accessing the Company’s website at www.wm.com, or by telephone by dialing 800-642-1687 and entering conference code 49511473.
     On the conference call, management of the Company is expected to discuss its results of operations and projections using certain non-GAAP financial measures. The Company has provided an explanation of its use of such non-GAAP measures, as well as a reconciliation of each of those measures to the most comparable GAAP measures, in the press release, which is attached to this Form 8-K as exhibit 99.1, and the schedules thereto.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits
Exhibit 99.1:  
Press Release dated February 16, 2010



     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: February 16, 2010   By:   /s/ Rick L Wittenbraker    
    Rick L Wittenbraker   
    Senior Vice President   



Exhibit Index
Exhibit Number   Description
  Press Release dated February 16, 2010