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Waste Pro Ft. Myers Driver Helps Cape Coral Woman in Need

For Immediate Release                                Media Contact: Melissa Catalanotto Corporate Communications Manager media@wasteprousa.com CAPE CORAL, FL – August 25, 2021 – A Cape Coral resident is crediting Waste Pro Driver Allen Wilson for saving her mother’s life while on his daily garbage route. On Tuesday, August 25, Wilson was servicing a home on Palm Tree Boulevard when … Continued

Women of Waste Pro – Jennifer Herring

Women of Waste Pro Jennifer Herring Division Manager Atlanta, GA Jennifer Herring is no stranger to an industry where she has to get her hands dirty. Early in her career, Jennifer worked at a Ford Motor Company assembly plant in Atlanta, GA accepting part deliveries into the plant. Her experience with the safety aspect in … Continued

Staying Green at Sporting Events & Concerts

The re-emergence of sporting events and concerts is thrilling for many. Because of limitations due to COVID-19, many have missed the social interaction and sense of coming together these events provide. Concerts and sporting events are expected to have record-breaking attendance in the second half of 2021, as ticket providers like Ticketmaster are expecting ticket … Continued

Waste Pro Concord Division Celebrates 10 Year Employees

For Immediate Release                                Media Contact: Melissa Catalanotto Corporate Communications Manager media@wasteprousa.com CONCORD, NC – August 11, 2021 – Waste Pro’s Concord, NC Division honored four employees who have been with the company for 10 years with a special celebration last month. As a thank you for their dedication and service to the company, Route Supervisor … Continued

Getting Ready for Back-to-School

As millions of kids are preparing to log out of remote learning and head back to in-person class this fall, there is an excellent opportunity to encourage eco-friendliness in the classroom. School buildings are the third biggest energy users, with U.S. school districts spending more than $6 billion on energy per year. These costs, although … Continued

20 Year Spotlight – Edwin Hernandez

20 Year Spotlight Edwin Hernandez Equipment Repair Specialist – Sanford, FL Edwin Hernandez always wanted to be a “garbage guy.” “As a kid, I used to chase the garbage trucks around when they came by.” He turned that excitement into a career that’s spanned over 40 years – 20 of which have been with Waste … Continued

20 Year Spotlight/Women of Waste Pro – Frank & Vanessa Kramer

20 Year Spotlight/Women of Waste Pro Frank and Vanessa Kramer Lake City, FL Couples who work well together at home and in the office are few and far between, but for Frank and Vanessa Kramer, they wouldn’t want it any other way. “We do our best when we’re together,” said Vanessa, Office Manager of Waste … Continued

Women of Waste Pro: Penny Thacker

Women of Waste Pro Penny Thacker Landfill Manager Cherokee C&D Landfill, GA Penny Thacker began her career in the waste industry “completely by accident.” Today, after more than a decade in the industry, Penny is now headed into the next chapter of her life: retirement. Up until 2004, Thacker worked as a receptionist for an … Continued

Industry Legend Ralph Velocci Passes Away

For Immediate Release                                Media Contact: Melissa Catalanotto Corporate Communications Manager media@wasteprousa.com LONGWOOD, FL – July 15, 2021 — It is with great sadness and a heavy heart John Jennings, Waste Pro Founder and Board Chairman, announces the passing of his dear friend Ralph Velocci at age 72. Velocci, a Waste Pro Senior VP and member … Continued

Women of Waste Pro – Heather Badger-Felmet

Women of Waste Pro Heather Badger-Felmet Division Manager Palm Coast, FL Heather Badger-Felmet has just about done it all. Since joining Waste Pro in 2009, she has dipped her toe in nearly all aspects of the waste industry except driving and shop work. She began in accounts receivable, dabbled in accounts payable, did some dispatching, … Continued

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