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Charlotte Hornets Announce New Partnership with Waste Pro USA

November 11, 2020 – The Charlotte Hornets today announced a new partnership with Waste Pro USA in which Waste Pro USA will become the Official Waste Services Partner of the Charlotte Hornets and provide solid waste collection at Spectrum Center.

“We are excited to welcome Waste Pro USA to our Hornets family,” said Hornets President & Vice Chairman Fred Whitfield.  “As Waste Pro’s presence in Charlotte continues to increase, we look forward to taking advantage of the quality service for which they are known.”

Florida-based Waste Pro USA has been servicing Charlotte-area residents since being awarded its first contract in the area, in Concord, in 2011 and subsequently opening an office there in the same year. Since then, Waste Pro has grown exponentially in the region, including service in Belmont, Bessemer City, Monroe, Harrisburg, Davidson, Mt. Holly and multi-family service in Charlotte.

“We couldn’t be more excited for this partnership,” said Waste Pro Divisional Vice President Chip Gingles. “Waste Pro continues to see outstanding growth in the Charlotte market, and we’re proud to partner with the two excellent institutions that are the Charlotte Hornets and Spectrum Center as we continue that growth.”

About Hornets Sports & Entertainment

Hornets Sports & Entertainment owns the Charlotte Hornets, Greensboro Swarm and Hornets Venom GT, and operates Charlotte’s Spectrum Center.  The Charlotte Hornets are a member of the NBA’s Southeast Division.  Owned by NBA Legend Michael Jordan, the Hornets organization strives to deliver a relentless attack on the court, an unmatched experience in the stands and a positive impact throughout the community.  The name of the city’s original NBA team from 1988-2002, the Hornets moniker returned to Charlotte in May 2014, uniting the rich history of NBA basketball in the Carolinas.  The Greensboro Swarm are the NBA G League affiliate of the Charlotte Hornets and play at the Fieldhouse at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex.  Hornets Venom GT is the organization’s esports team affiliate that joined the NBA 2K League in 2020.  Spectrum Center is the premier destination for sports and entertainment in the Carolinas, hosting over 150 sporting events, concerts and family shows annually.  For more information, please visit,, or

About Waste Pro USA

Waste Pro USA, Inc. is one of the country’s fastest-growing privately-owned waste collection, recycling, processing, and disposal companies, operating in ten southeastern states. Waste Pro, with revenues exceeding $700 million, serves more than two million residential and 40,000 commercial customers from over 75 operating locations. Waste Pro is headquartered in Longwood, Florida, and maintains approximately 300 exclusive municipal contracts and franchises.

For More Information Contact:

Josh Rosen, Senior Director of Corporate Communications, Hornets Sports & Entertainment, 704-688-8863,

Ron Pecora, Senior Vice President, Waste Pro USA,