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Waste Pro Sarasota Driver Earns 2nd $10,000 Safety Award

For Immediate Release                               

Media Contact: Melissa Catalanotto
Corporate Communications Manager

SARASOTA, FL – September 13, 2021 – Tommy Freeman, a garbage truck driver in Waste Pro’s Sarasota/Bradenton Division, has earned his second consecutive $10,000 Safety Award.

Freeman first earned the award in 2018. To be eligible, drivers must go three years without an at-fault accident, injury, or property damage.

Sarasota Division Manager Bob ten Haaf surprised Freeman with a big check during a Safety Meeting on September 2. Ten Haaf began the meeting by stressing the importance of ensuring everyone gets home safely at the end of the day and explained how to do that by using Freeman – without naming him – as an example of a stellar employee.

“Tommy shows up ready every day ready and willing to work with an attitude of ‘Whatever it takes,’” ten Haaf said. “We are so proud to have Tommy on our team, and we’re also proud of each and every one of our Waste Pros here at the Sarasota/Bradenton Division.”

Ten Haaf treated the entire staff to breakfast as a thank-you for their hard work after presenting Freeman with his check.

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 exceeding $800 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 approximately 300 exclusive municipal contracts and franchises.