In the Community
Being a sustainable company means being an excellent member of the community.
Our investment in Baltimore isn’t limited to facility upgrades. Each year WIN Waste invests more than $750,000 in partners and programs that help clean and green Baltimore-area communities and support neighborhoods.
We partner with nonprofits that work to reduce waste, promote a circular economy, beautify neighborhoods, and foster workforce development.
Here are some of our other recent investments and the organizations they have supported:
- Growing Greenspace, a 16-week initiative to create community gardens, which help capture carbon, mitigate food scarcity, and aid workforce development
- Expansion of the City of Refuge Victory Garden, where crop surpluses get distributed to Brooklyn residents
- $100,000 donation to aid youth workforce development in sustainable initiatives through the programs of Urban Oasis, Grow Home, My Father’s Plan, and Challenge 2 Change
- Sponsorship of Friends of Carroll Park cut flower program for youth workforce development
- Ongoing support of Waterfront Partnership’s Gwynda Trash Wheel to keep litter out of the Bay and to convert it into renewable energy
We identify opportunities to engage members of the community in our own conservation efforts — and to support, learn from, and invest in theirs.
Between 2021-2022, WIN Waste sponsored, coordinated, and staffed community cleanups that helped remove 1,040 tons of waste (more than two million pounds!) from neighborhoods across the city. That’s enough waste to power 47 homes for an entire year and avoid 966 barrels of oil.
For many years, WIN Waste has partnered with faith-based organizations and nonprofits to deploy Green Ambassadors who address illegal dumping and littering, which devalues neighborhoods. Together, we have removed more than two million pounds of trash from city streets, sidewalks, alleys, and waterways.
We also work with community associations and residents to host scores of neighborhood cleanups and beautification projects.