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Orlando Garbage Truck Driver Wins First $10,000 Safety Award

For Immediate Release                                          

Media Contact: Ron Pecora

Chief Marketing Officer



ORLANDO, FL – October 31, 2018 – Marcus Young, a driver in Waste Pro’s Orlando division, has earned his first $10,000 Safety Award. Young, who has been with the company since 2005, was honored for his safe driving practices during a celebration in October.

Garbage collection is one of the ten most dangerous jobs in the United States, with nearly 40 fatalities in 2017 alone, according to the Solid Waste Association of North America. In an effort to promote safe driving habits, Waste Pro established the $10,000 Safety Award Program in 2004, which is awarded to drivers who maintain a spotless work record for three years, including: no accidents, injuries, or property damage, a positive attitude, a strong attendance record, and a well-kept truck. To date, Waste Pro has awarded more than $3.5 million to its drivers.

“Marcus is a very hard-working individual who takes pride in his work,” said Regional Operations Manager Steve Painter. “It’s my pleasure to see him receive this award.”

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 nine 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 more than 265 exclusive municipal contracts and franchises.