Waste Management Donates to UWA

Waste Management's facility in Emelle Wednesday made a donation to the University of West Alabama.

The $1,000 is designated for the UWA Foundation for Academic Excellence Fund.

It was made in recognition of the facility achieving its wildlife habitat certification. Waste Management
says the university is a valued partner.

"Because we give back to the community in regards to the effort for the people to be able to have a renewable resource," said Mike Davis, senior district manager for the Emelle facility. "And basically we're trying to keep that up to the standards of our corporate needs for the community."

"It's a continuation of Chem Waste Management's continued corporate support of the community and the university," said Livingston Mayor Tom Tartt, also UWA's director of development and special projects. "They've been tremendous corporate citizens for over 30 years."

Tartt said the UWA Foundation will likely use the money for scholarships or equipment in the business department.