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Downum Family Joins Waste Pro Family

2016 – After 40 years of providing residential and commercial waste services to the Northern Arkansas community, the Downum family company (Downum’s Waste Services) has joined Waste Pro USA, Inc. Waste Pro is the 10th largest waste collection, recycling and disposal company in the United States operating in 9 southeastern states.

“After 40 years of the Downum family ownership we were excited to find a company that is closely aligned with our core values and dedication to premium service. The only change will be the ability to grow throughout the state,” said Scott Downum, President of Downum’s Waste Services. “We believe that people make the difference and that caring never goes to waste,” said Waste Pro President and CEO, John Jennings. “Excellent service is the hallmark of what Downum’s Waste Services has accomplished in Arkansas, which makes them the perfect addition to our family.”

Waste Pro’s acquisition of Downum ’s Waste Services, effective March 31st, includes the operations facility, trucks, containers, 27 team members, residential and commercial contracts, as well as the exclusive use of the on-site transfer station.

Downum’s Waste Services provides solid waste collection, recycling and disposal services to residential and commercial customers in 13 counties from Corning to Searcy and from West Memphis to Mountain View with plans for future expansion to surrounding counties.

Downum‘s Waste Services is strategically located in Hoxie, approximately 23 miles from Jonesboro, the fifth largest city in the state with a population of over 125,000 and a diverse business community.

Since 2001, Waste Pro has served more than 500 cities and has set the industry standard with advanced technologies and customer-tailored programs that have consistently conveyed the company’s long-term objective to achieve enduring solutions to environmental challenges.

Waste Pro is one of this country’s fastest growing privately owned waste collection, recycling, processing and disposal companies, operating in nine southeastern states. Waste Pro serves more than two million residential and 40,000 commercial customers from over 500 operating locations, Waste Pro is headquartered in Longwood, Florida, and maintains more than 250 exclusive municipal contracts and franchises.

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