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WASTE MANAGEMENT, INC. ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENTS

 OAK BROOK, Ill., March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WMX) today announced the appointment of four senior executives to new positions among its operating and support services subsidiaries. The appointments, which will be effective March 9, are:
 Jerome D. Girsch as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Chemical Waste Management, Inc. Girsch also will become a member of the Board of Directors of Chemical Waste Management.
 Bruce D. Tobecksen as vice president - WMX Technology and Services, Inc., the company's corporate support services subsidiary.
 Charles F. (Mickey) Flood as president of Waste Management of North America - East.
 William P. Hulligan as president of Waste Management of North America - Midwest.
 Girsch will have overall responsibility for Chemical Waste Management's financial affairs, planning, control and administration. He will report to D.P.


Pat'' Payne, president and chief executive officer of Chemical Waste Management, the nation's leading provider of comprehensive hazardous waste services which last year reported revenue of $1.4 billion.
 A veteran executive of the company, Girsch has served since last August as president of Waste Management of North America - Midwest. He earlier was executive vice president of Waste Management of North America.
 Girsch, 47, joined Waste Management as controller in 1976 after nine years with the public accounting firm of Arthur Andersen & Co. He was elected a vice president of Waste Management, Inc. in 1981 and was named vice president and controller in 1986.
 Girsch is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Illinois Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is a graduate of Loyola University, Chicago, with a bachelor of science degree in business administration.
 Tobecksen, 48, has served as senior vice president, chief financial officer, treasurer and controller of Chemical Waste Management since 1991. His new responsibilities will include corporate financial services and planning; strategic planning, treasury, and cash management. He will report to James E. Koenig, senior vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer of Waste Management, and assist Koenig in managing investor relations.
 Tobecksen joined Waste Management, Inc. in 1979 as assistant to the chief financial officer and served as controller of MANLIBA, Buenos Aires, an affiliate of Waste Management International. He was named controller of Chemical Waste Management in 1983 and chief financial officer in 1987. Earlier, he was associated for 12 years with Arthur Andersen & Co., Chicago. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas, from which he was awarded a bachelor of science and master's degree in finance and accounting, respectively.
 Flood, 47, will be responsible for the company's solid waste services businesses in the Eastern and New England states as well as in the Eastern and Central provinces of Canada. He formerly was regional vice president in the Central Region of Waste Management of North America's South group, directing the company's solid waste businesses in Oklahoma, Texas and Mexico.
 Prior to joining Waste Management in 1989, Flood was president of the Laidlaw Waste Systems, Inc.'s U.S. operations for two years. He previously held a number of senior management positions during 14 years with SCA Services, Inc. and its successor company, GSX Corp. He holds a bachelor of education degree from the University of Miami.
 Hulligan, 49, who has headed Waste Management of North America - East, now will direct the company's solid waste services operations in the 13-state Midwest group. Hulligan joined Waste Management in 1979 and has been among the company's most experienced executives, having held senior management positions in operating groups and as executive vice president and president of Waste Management of North America before its reorganization into four independently managed groups in 1992.
 Before joining the company, he headed a family-owned waste services business in Cleveland and was a regional manager for SCA Services in Michigan. Hulligan is a graduate of John Carroll University, Cleveland, from which he was awarded a bachelor's degree in administration and transportation in 1968.
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 /CONTACT: William J. Plunkett, 708-572-8898, for Waste Management/
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