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Waste Pro Staff Earns $20,000 for Safe Habits in Memphis Region

For Immediate Release

Media Contact: Ron Pecora
Chief Marketing Officer

MEMPHIS, TN – April 2, 2019 – Three staff members in Waste Pro’s Memphis, TN/Southaven, MS region have been recognized for their safety awareness in the workplace. Lisa Cunningham, a garbage truck driver, earned her first $10,000 Safety Award, while Keithon Sykes and Shaun Taylor, both helpers, earned Waste Pro’s new $5,000 Helper Award.

L-R: Roland Joyner, Regional VP; Keithon Sykes, Helper; Josh Vickery, Divisional VP; Shaun Taylor, Helper; Lisa Cunningham, Driver; Richard Joyner, Assistant Division Manager

Being a garbage truck driver is consistently ranked as one of the most dangerous jobs in the country by several research organizations, including the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. For that reason, Waste Pro is the only private company in the country to offer its drivers a $10,000 Safety Award, a program which was established in 2004, or a $5,000 award to helpers. So far, more than $3.5 million has been awarded to drivers and helpers across Waste Pro’s nine-state footprint.

To earn the $10,000 or $5,000 award, drivers and helpers must go three years without accidents, injuries, or property damage, excel in customer service, have a positive attitude and strong attendance record, and maintain a well-kept truck.

“This was an opportunity for us to celebrate one of our drivers and two of our helpers for trusting in the Waste Pro process and believing in safe practices in the workplace,” said Roland Joyner, Regional Vice President of Waste Pro’s Southern Region. “They are a huge asset to the Waste Pro family in the Memphis/Southaven area.”

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.