Bill Caesar


Presentation Title

Sustaining Recycling

Bill Caesar, CEO, WCA Waste Corporation


The standard model for Residential Recycling that has existed in the U.S. for the last decade no longer makes economic sense.  A combination of challenges with the quality of recyclable material collected from homes and domestic and foreign markets for finished commodities have fundamentally altered the economic underpinnings of the system.  Change is already underway and more change is coming . . .!


Bill Caesar is the CEO of WCA Waste Corporation, headquartered in Houston, Texas. WCA has waste collection and disposal operations in several states across the Midwest, Southeast, and Southwest. Prior to this role, Bill was the President of WM Recycling and the Organic Growth Group at Waste Management. Bill joined Waste Management in 2010 as Chief Strategy Officer. Prior to Waste Management, Bill was a Principal in the Atlanta Office of McKinsey & Company and had been with the Firm for 13 years. Bill was a leader in the North American Energy & Materials practice, focusing on basic materials, chemicals and biofuels.