Community Involvement

2011 Large Business of the Year Award

Hutto Area Chamber of Commerce President Tom Britton (second from right) and Chairman Scott Ellsworth (far right) present Jason Kjar, Waste Management Manager of the Williamson County Landfill, with its 2011 Large Business of the Year Award.  Joining Kjar (from left to right) are Daniel Rumsey and Marcel Dalby of Waste Management and Michael Ray of Gulf Coast Paper, last year’s Large Business winner.

Waste Management was awarded the 2011 Large Business of the Year Award from the Hutto Area Chamber of Commerce for its significant contributions to the Hutto community.  Here are some of the ways Waste Management supported the Hutto community in 2011:

  • Financial support of $115,000 to the Hutto Education Foundation
  • In-kind support to clean up the Old Peterson Farm in Old Town Hutto to help Keep Hutto Beautiful create a community garden
  • In-kind support for Keep Hutto Beautiful’s annual Trash-Off event
  • Financial and in-kind support for Hutto Area Chamber’s Old Tyme Days Festival
  • Financial and in-kind support of the 1911 Foundation’s centennial celebration
  • Educating students on recycling, waste reduction and responsible waste management through ongoing tours of the landfill and recycling center


Community Clean-Ups

Each year, Waste Management helps sponsor Keep Hutto Beautiful’s Trash-Off event.  This year, more than 150 people participated in the annual clean-up, picking up nearly 100 bags of trash. Waste Management donated raffle prizes and “thank you” gift bags for the volunteers. Williamson County and Waste Management provided free disposal of the trash collected.



Community Giving

In late 2007, Waste Management invited neighbors and community members to join its new Community Recommendations Committee to expand our “Good Neighbor” program with an emphasis on charitable giving.

The committee is open to anyone who lives near the landfill or in the City of Hutto.  All are welcome to attend the meetings and review proposals from non-profit organizations requesting funding.  There is also time allotted to ask questions about landfill operations.   

Proposals can be accepted from 501(C)3 non-profit organizations that serve Williamson County residents in the areas of education, environment and community vitality.


2010 Philanthropic Giving

In 2010, Waste Management has awarded funds to the following Hutto non-profit organizations:


  • WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) at Ray Elementary: $1,000
  • Nadine Johnson Elementary School Parent/Teacher Council: $1,500
  • Country Estates Neighborhood Foundation: $1,500
  • Nadine Johnson Elementary School: $500
  • Ray Elementary School: $500
  • WBC Opportunities Head Start Program: $500
  • Hutto Athletic Booster Club: $500
  • Hutto Cemetery: $750
  • Hutto Community Food Pantry: $750
  • Hutto Country Estates Neighborhood Assn.: $500



Waste Management Awards $18,000 to Local Non-Profits in 2009


Living Word Tutoring: $1,500
To purchase materials for teaching English as a Second Language, GED Preparation, Citizenship Testing Preparation, and Basic Literacy

WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) at Veterans’ Hill Elementary: $1,000
To continue this successful program that involves fathers as positive male role models

Country Estates Neighborhood Foundation: $2,000
To provide park upgrades, including adding electricity for lighting and outlets

Nadine Johnson Elementary School Parent Teacher Council: $1,500
To underwrite golf tournament fundraiser to help replace loss of Title 1 funding

Hutto Youth Football and Cheerleading Association: $2,000
To help cover rent, insurance and other expenses

Hutto Athletic Booster Club: $2,000
To sponsor the luncheon at the annual golf tournament fundraiser for scholarships

Adopt-a-Unit: $2,000
To provide a “basic needs package” for 110 returning troops

Hutto Community Food Bank: $2,000
To provide Food Bank assistance

Hutto Youth Soccer Association: $2,000
To provide scholarships for families

Hutto High School Junior/Senior Prom: $2,000
To help underwrite prom costs