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Waste Pro Projecting Record Year of $1 Million in Safety Awards

For Immediate Release                               

Media Contact: Melissa Catalanotto
Corporate Communications Manager

LONGWOOD, FL – April 11, 2022 – Waste Pro is on pace to award over $1 million in Driver and Helper Safety Awards this year.

As driver shortages continue to impact the waste industry, Waste Pro has celebrated its dedicated team of drivers and helpers who prioritize service to our customers and continue to make safety a priority. In 2021, more than 100 drivers and helpers earned the $10,000 Award, which is offered to drivers, and the $5,000 Award, which is offered to helpers.

Waste Pro began offering the $10,000 Driver Safety Award in 2004 and the $5,000 Helper Safety Award in 2019. To date, more than 500 drivers and helpers have earned the awards, many of whom have earned them multiple times – more than 700 awards have been distributed. Angel Veloz, a driver in the Ft. Myers, FL Division, currently holds the Waste Pro record of earning five consecutive $10,000 Safety Awards, most recently in 2021.

In total, Waste Pro has awarded approximately $7 million since the program’s inception.

“In an industry that has been particularly hit hard by a labor shortage – which has been exacerbated by the pandemic – recognizing our hardworking employees has been more important than ever,” said President and CEO Sean Jennings. “The coveted Safety Award is just one way we continue to celebrate our safety culture and our Waste Pros accomplishments. We have also implemented additional retention bonuses and are proud that our compensation range from frontline to executive is the smallest gap compared to any of our peers, public or private.”

Waste Pro’s Hilton Head, SC Division celebrated the company’s first $10,000 Safety Award Winner of 2022, Leon Davis. It is his second time earning the award.

Likewise, Helper Emanuel Edmonson of the Sarasota/Bradenton, FL Division, recently earned his second $5,000 Helper Award. He was Waste Pro’s first Helper to earn the award when the program started in 2019.

To earn the award, drivers must go three years without an at-fault accident, injury, or property damage, have a record of excellent customer service, maintain a well-kept truck, and have a strong attendance record. Helpers must meet similar requirements to be eligible for the $5,000 Award.

2022 Winners (to date)

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 ten 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.