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Waste Pro Driver Earns $10,000 for Safe Driving in Ft. Myers, FL

For Immediate Release                               

Media Contact: Melissa Catalanotto
Corporate Communications Manager

FT. MYERS, FL – May 24, 2022 – Waste Pro Ft. Myers Driver Steve Pender has earned his first $10,000 Safety Award for his safe driving habits.

L-R: Operations Manager Mike Puchta, Driver Steve Pender, Divisional VP Bill Jones

Steve, who has been with Waste Pro for four years, received his award with a celebratory breakfast last week. He services multiple routes in the Ft. Myers market and often volunteers to work community cleanups and other special projects.

To earn Waste Pro’s coveted $10,000 Safety Award, drivers must go three years without an at-fault accident, injury, or property damage, keep their truck clean, and have a strong attendance record. Since the program’s inception in 2004, more than 500 drivers have earned the award – many of whom have earned it multiple times – totaling approximately $7 million in Safety Awards.

“Steve is a true Waste Pro, and I can’t think of anyone more deserving of this recognition,” said Divisional Vice President Bill Jones. “He has a great attitude and is one of our hardest workers. I am proud to have him represent us in Ft. Myers.”

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 11 southeastern states. Waste Pro, with revenues projected to exceed $900 million in 2022, serves more than two million residential and 100,000 commercial customers from over 80 operating locations. Waste Pro is headquartered in Longwood, Florida, and maintains approximately 300 exclusive municipal contracts and franchises.