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Waste Pro Unveils New Addition to Garbage Truck Museum

For Immediate Release                                           

Media Contact: Ron Pecora
Chief Marketing Officer

SANFORD, FL – April 15, 2020 – Waste Pro is proud to unveil its newest addition to its Garbage Truck Museum.

This 1930s (exact year unknown) DeMartini was originally built in San Francisco, CA. At the time, a group of Italian immigrants who called themselves “scavengers” because they had to scavenge to survive created a company (now called Recology) that by law was the only company in the city of San Francisco allowed in the waste collection industry. They formed an association of 100 operations, some even using horse-drawn carts to collect waste. After taking it upon themselves to make their own trucks in 1918, the DeMartini exploded in popularity – it was seen on every street in San Francisco by the mid-1920s.

Scott Collier, Waste Pro’s Corporate Fleet Maintenance Manager and Museum Curator, led the company’s restoration crew to design and build the body of this truck with the exact proportions of the original and honoring the time period in which it was created.

The Waste Pro Garbage Truck Museum is the only one of its kind in the world. It is located at Waste Pro’s Central Florida Regional Operations Headquarters in Sanford, FL. Walk-ins are welcome, but it is recommended to call ahead and schedule a visit.

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 $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 approximately 300 exclusive municipal contracts and franchises.