ELKRIDGE, MD -- At Waste Management Recycle America, 1,000 tons are recycled daily at the busy single stream plant.
ELKRIDGE, MD -- At Waste Management Recycle America, 1,000 tons are recycled daily at the busy single stream plant. (Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun)

Waste Management Corp., the trash hauling, disposal and recycling giant, plans to hold a hiring event Thursday in Columbia.

The company is seeking drivers and technicians to support its contracts in Baltimore, Elkridge, southern Maryland and Sterling, Va.

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The event will be held from 7:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Waste Management's Columbia office at 6994 Columbia Gateway Dr., Suite 200.

Potential applicants are encouraged to pre-register at www.WMCareerDay.com, where they also can learn about jobs in their area. Walk-ins are accepted and some candidates could be hired on the spot.

"Right now we have at least 15-20 openings in the area including the management positions, but we are pipelining for the busy season as well," said Lisa Kardell, a Waste Management spokesman.

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