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From the end of the driveway to the environment, Waste Pro has a commitment to caring.
Waste Pro was founded on a bold idea: to transform the waste and recycling industry into a values-driven service. For us, sustainability is more than working to reduce our company’s impact on the environment. It is also about building long-lasting relationships with our customers, recognizing our highly committed employees, and investing in the communities in which we operate. At Waste Pro, we honor a culture of dependability, doing the right thing, and being connected to our customers, communities, regulators and each other. We say what we do, and we do what we say.
As a learning organization, we are constantly evaluating and improving the service we provide, our operations and processes. We create a climate of knowledge in which our employees devise, research and implement innovative solutions to continuously tailor our services to the needs of our customers and communities. Waste Pro sets the bar for sustainable waste management and endeavors to improve these expectations time and again.At Waste Pro, we have an unspoken philosophy inscribed in our hearts and minds that define the culture of our company: “People make the difference and caring never goes to waste.”
A driving force at Waste Pro has always been to build a business that can easily adjust to change. Our history reflects our long-standing commitment to remaining flexible and responsive to the needs of our customers, communities, and environments. Our experience and longevity has allowed us to meet the high demands of a competitive industry and continue to offer superior service.
An innovative idea triggered the success story of Waste Pro: to offer personal customer service with the highest degree of professionalism and environmental responsibility. When John Jennings started his first waste collection company in 1973, he did so with the understanding that the customer pays the wages—not the employer. This simple idea led to dramatic growth, gaining large contracts throughout Florida and adding municipal consulting and sales to the company portfolio. By 1992, the company was renamed Jennings Environmental Services, Inc., to reflect the widespread expansion and range of services offered.
In 1996, Jennings Environmental Services, Inc., joined forces with USA Waste Services, Inc., and Jennings directly managed the corporate activities of the Florida and Caribbean region. His senior management team, composed of prominent industry experts Bob Hyres, Fred Wood, and Dave Danford, propelled the company into new markets. In 1998, the company acquired Waste Management, Inc., and the collective corporation became known as Waste Management.
As the corporation grew, members of the Jennings management team noticed a detachment from local communities and the people they served. They wanted to offer personal service, face-to-face contact with customers and employees, and use predominantly locally-sourced vendors. It is under this mission that Waste Pro emerged in 2001. Led by Jennings and his experienced team of waste management professionals, Waste Pro ushered in a new standard of disposal and recycling services. Our dedication to the people we served and the neighborhoods we lived in caused our company to grow to unprecedented heights.
Today, Waste Pro operates from more than 75 locations in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and North and South Carolina. We continually invest in technology and innovation, upholding sustainable practices and environmentally-conscious ideals. Our mission is to be an industry and environmental leader for many generations to come.
“By outsourcing our waste services, we have not only been able to provide our community with a significant cost reduction but also with a premium service. I can confidently recommend Waste Pro as a solid and reliable company.”
– Mayor, Sweetwater, FL
“The services that Waste Pro provides are efficient and the response to the customer is timely and effective. The communication between Waste Pro’s management team and the County is effecting and helpful in reducing the number of potential errors that can occur when servicing an area such as Shelby County with 808 square miles of area.”
– Shelby County, AL
“The transition to Waste Pro was well thought out, prepared and just plain easy. In addition to doing a good job, they are good community partners. They participate in Chamber events, Earth Day, Art Festivals, etc. Waste Pro is also working closely with the City and the Environmental Review Board to implement more green initiatives.”
– Winter Park, FL
“Waste Pro is privately owned and not a publicly traded company. The personnel at Waste Pro are veterans who have left larger companies and desire to provide higher levels of customer service and have the flexibility to do so as a private company.”
– Monroe, LA
“It has been such a pleasure to work with Waste Pro. Quite often when a major change takes place in city services, there are ‘glitches’ that have to be worked out. This has been such a smooth transition that most of our residents have not even noticed the change.”
– Florence, MS
“Early on in the transition from our previous solid waste service provider, Waste Pro worked a great deal of overtime to make sure they provided the services expected. Waste Pro has provided a high level of service in the most efficient manner possible. Since beginning the contract, Waste Pro has helped us analyze our solid waste services to explore and implement continuous improvement ideas.”
– Concord, NC
“Waste Pro understands how to manage the dynamics of customer service in a demanding residential setting and is adept at meeting the expectations of our residents.”
– Germantown, TN
Many municipal contract RFPs will either include a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) option/scenario, now or require CNG vehicles with accompanying infrastructure.
Our financial performance and rapid growth are based on a company-wide dedication to providing premium customer service, investing in the best equipment, and creating an environment that attracts the best people in the industry.
— John Jennings, Chairman & CEO