Communicating Corporate Commitment

Waste Management

Sustainability Center



As North America’s leading provider of integrated environmental solutions, Waste Management offers many services for reducing the impact of waste. To enhance opportunities for business and technology leaders to come together in pursuit of the latest and best ways to manage waste, the company built a Sustainability Center.


Waste Management chose HOK–Viscom and Xibitz to develop unique displays and branded furnishings to inform and inspire visitors. Under a tight timeline, the team developed and produced environmental graphics and dimensional elements that communicate the company’s commitment to being a leading resource for sustainable practices. Predictably, the Sustainability Center (LEED® Gold certified in 2012) features nontoxic and highly recycled and recyclable construction.


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This Sustainability Center is going to drive collaboration so that every idea comes together in a plan…

 —David Steiner, President and CEO


The Sustainability Center we’ve opened in Rogers will help us build lasting relationships with our customers.

—David Aardsma, Chief Marketing Officer


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[Sustainable brand messaging.

Reduce, reuse, recycle. It’s more than just a slogan at Waste Management. At the company’s Innovation Center, a host of sustainable materials were incorporated into a visitor experience focused upon increasing awareness of the company’s many services for reducing the impact of waste. Among the unique elements Xibitz provided for this executive briefing facility is a custom LED light box that displays actual customer supplied recycled material.]

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Design, HOK

Design Solutions

Design Sketches

Mockups & Material Samples

Production & Installation

Financial Management

Project Management

Construction Drawings


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A “Recycling and Business” display uses removable, easily changeable printed aluminum graphic panels behind low iron glass.

The “Inspiration Tree”, a custom–welded sculpture required extensive value engineering, interaction with the artist and prototyping to ensure the desired design intent and adherence to budget.

Using graphic transparencies mounted to lexan and stainless steel, custom LED light boxes demonstrate the use of recycled materials and highlight innovative ways of dealing with waste (like plasma gasification).


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