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Southwest Florida Employees Receive Waste Pro’s First $5,000 Helper Bonus

For Immediate Release                                           


Media Contact: Ron Pecora

Chief Marketing Officer



LONGWOOD, FL – January 22, 2019 – With the start of the new year, Waste Pro is furthering its commitment to rewarding safety-minded employees. Two helpers in Waste Pro’s Southwest Florida region have become the first recipients of the $5,000 Helper Safety Performance Bonus, a three-year performance bonus program launched in January 2016.

Pictured: Sean Jennings – President, Emanuel Edmondson – First Bonus Recipient, Keith Banasiak – SW Florida Regional VP

The first recipient of the award was Emanuel Edmondson, a helper in Waste Pro’s Bradenton/Sarasota division. Waste Pro President Sean Jennings, who previously served as Sarasota Division Manager, worked closely with Edmondson and saw first-hand Edmondson’s dedication to his job.

“In the nearly three years I worked with Emanuel, he was always available to work,” Jennings said. “We had to explain to him that he would not be letting us down by taking a vacation day.”

To receive the bonus, helpers must be employed full-time; go three years with no unscheduled absences, customer complaints, property or vehicle damage, rule violations, or driver-caused breakdown; and must maintain a clean truck.

In the Fort Myers division, helper Guins Menelus was named the second bonus recipient. A 12-year veteran of the division, he “has been a rock-steady member of our team,” said Division Manager Bill Jones.

In addition to the new helper bonus, Waste Pro is the only private company in the United States that offers a $10,000 Safety Award to its drivers. Waste Pro has awarded more than $3.5 million to its drivers since beginning the award program in 2004.

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.