Waste Pro USA

June 19, 2012

Waste Pro Brings Hazardous Waste Collection to the Doorsteps of Palm Coast Residents

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Hazardous Waste Collection Truck

PALM COAST, FL June 18, 2012– Waste Pro is making hazardous waste collection more convenient for Palm Coast residents, by providing “front door” service.

Waste Pro’s hazardous waste collection services will be on Saturdays, once a month, and is already included residents’ solid waste service bill.  Prior to pick up, Residents must call Waste Pro to identify the items being put out for collection.  The Department of Environmental Regulation requires a record to be kept of what items are being collected and from whom.  Items will be collected from front doors or garage doors, but will not be collected if placed at the curb.

“During our first week of hazardous waste collection service, we made 19 pickups,” stated John Cinelli, Division Manager for Waste Pro’s Bunnell office.

Per City regulations, accepted items include household cleaners, pesticides, motor oil, fluorescent light bulbs, antifreeze, paint, and household batteries.  All chemicals must be of a residential nature and not of commercial origin, and must be in their original containers.  Additionally, hazardous waste items placed in recycling bins will not be collected.

This new service comes on the heels of Waste Pro’s recent announcement of plans to construct a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling facility at its Bunnell office.  This new facility is part of Waste Pro’s company-wide transition to CNG fueled collection vehicles, which produce less emissions and noise, along with lower fuel costs.

For further information regarding collection schedules, acceptable items and other general service related questions, contact Waste Pro at (386) 586-0800.

Waste Pro is one of this country’s fastest growing privately owned waste collection, recycling, processing and disposal companies operating in seven southeastern states.  Serving more than 1.8 million residential and commercial customers from over 70 operating locations, Waste Pro is headquartered in Longwood, Florida and maintains more than 140 exclusive municipal contracts and franchises.

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June 18, 2012

Locust Fork Council Reduces Garbage Rates with Selection of Waste Pro Birmingham

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LOCUST FORK, AL June 15, 2012– Locust Fork’s City Council is reducing garbage rates from $17.01 per month to $10.95 per month with the selection of Waste Pro of Birmingham.  Beginning September 1st, Locust Fork’s 1,000 residents will have garbage removal services provided by Waste Pro.  Waste Pro was selected on June 13th and will start service on September 1st.

“Waste Pro is thrilled to be awarded this opportunity to serve the residents of Locust Fork and become a part of their community”, said George Nicholson, Division Manager for Waste Pro.  The residential garbage service contract, previously held by Republic Services, is for a five year period and includes once per week removal.

Additional services, such as recycling and alternative collection accommodations for the elderly and disabled, will be made available to residents.   The services will be managed by Waste Pro facility located at, 300 Fleming Road in Birmingham.

For further information regarding garbage containers, collection schedules, and other general service related questions during the transition period, contact Waste Pro at (205) 425-4388.

Waste Pro is one of this country’s fastest growing privately owned waste collection, recycling, processing and disposal companies operating in seven southeastern states.  Serving more than 1.8 million residential and commercial customers from over 70 operating locations, Waste Pro is headquartered in Longwood, Florida and maintains more than 140 exclusive municipal contracts and franchises.

 

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May 11, 2012

Columbus, MS Driver Receives Franklin Award

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 L to R:  Robert Clarke (Driver), Phillip Crossly     (Division Manager), Gevauhn Johnson, Blake Moore (Mechanic), Mike Eads     (Operations Manager), and Lennard Brown (Driver).

COLUMBUS, MS May 8th, 2012 -  On May 4th, roll off driver for Mississippi Industrial Waste, a Waste Pro Company, Gevauhn Johnson received a Franklin Award (a crisp $100 dollar bill) for going above and beyond his job requirements.  Gevauhn assisted a commercial customer with their dumpster that had been filled beyond capacity.  Not only did Gevauhn remove the excess garbage surrounding the dumpster, along with emptying the dumpster, but he did it with a smile and a positive attitude.  For his dedication to customer service, Division Manager, Phillip Crossly gave Gevauhn a Franklin Award.  The Franklin Award was created by Waste Pro President and CEO, John Jennings, and is an impromptu gift, in recognition of an employee’s exceptional work ethic and attitude.

The following email was sent to the local office, prompting this award:

The purpose of this email is to commend Gevauhn for his exemplary job this morning at the Palmer Home Thrift Store in Starkville.  When we arrived at work our dumpster had been overloaded with bins and bags of trash.  This trash was brought after we closed for business yesterday.  There were also boxes, bins and bags of garbage beside the dumpster.  When Gevauhn arrived I asked him if I needed to get some of the garbage off of the top of the dumpster.  He said that he would be glad to do it for us.  He climbed on the side of the dumpster and removed the bins and bags of garbage.  There was even some used cat litter mixed in with the garbage.  He removed enough of the garbage so that his net would go over the top of it.  I realize that is not in his job description.  It is really our responsibility to remove the excess garbage from the top.  Please express to him our appreciation for doing this for us.  We realize that he went way above the responsibilities of his job.  We wanted to let you know what an outstanding employee you have in Gevauhn.

 Sincerely,

Kizzie Outlaw, Manager

Palmer Home Starkville Thrift Store

April 26, 2012

Blue Sky, Green Earth: Volume 2, Issue 3

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Newsletter_Spring2012

March 29, 2012

Waste and Recycling News – WRN’s Rising Stars

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March 20, 2012

Waste Pro Donates Laptops to Aid Wounded Veterans

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Waste Pro Donates Laptops to Aid Wounded Veterans

L to R: Sibyl Ginn, Anne Arnold, John Jennings, & Toby Rose

AUGUSTA, GA  March 22, 2012—In a ceremony held on Tuesday, March 20th, Waste Pro donated 20 laptop computers and two digital cameras to the Fisher House at Fort Gordon. The event was held at the EAMC Fisher House located at Building 280, Fisher House Road in Fort Gordon, GA.

Waste Pro President and CEO John J. Jennings personally made the donations to representatives of the Fisher House, Toby Rose, the Associate Director, and Anne Arnold, the Manager.

As part of Waste Pro’s commitment to caring for the communities they serve, the PC’s for Wounded Veterans
program was created to provide wounded members of the military and their support programs with new computers. Waste Pro is one of this country’s fastest growing solid waste collection, recycling, processing and disposal companies.

The Fisher House program was started by Zachary Fisher in 1990, when it became apparent that many families had difficulty obtaining lodging near their recovering soldiers. These multi-family homes are built by the Fisher House Foundation, Inc. and are given as gifts to the Military Services and Veterans Affairs divisions. They are available for use by families of in- patient soldiers.

With a total of 43 Houses, across the country, the new Fisher House at Fort Gordon was unveiled in October of last year. It includes seven family suites, laundry and kitchen facilities, in addition to a library.

Waste Pro’s PC’s for Wounded Veterans program began in 2008 and has made laptop donations to military facilities in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, and Georgia.

The computers are often used to communicate with loved ones during recovery, for education enhancement, professional development, and to research current events. The program is funded through regular donations by Waste Pro employees.

Waste Pro is privately owned operating in seven southeastern states and serves more than 1.8 million customers from over 70 operating locations. Waste Pro is headquartered in Longwood, Florida and maintains more than 140 exclusive municipal contracts and franchises.

March 1, 2012

Thank You and Compliment for Supervisor Robert Whitehead and Waste Pro USA

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Dear Commissioner Mendoza and Deputy Commissioner White,

I am writing to express my heartfelt gratitude and admiration for City of Atlanta Sanitation Supervisor, Robert Whitehead and the crew at the Waste Pro American Recycling facility in Atlanta, GA. Mr. Whitehead went above and beyond the call of duty yesterday, February 27, 2012 to help me find my keys in a truckload of recycling.

When heading out of my house to walk my dog in the Buckhead area of Atlanta, I inadvertently dropped my keys in our curbside recycling bin as I deposited a few more recyclable items in the bin. An hour later when I returned home I realized I didn’t have my keys. I retraced my steps but didn’t find the keys. I suddenly realized they may have dropped into the bin and the recycling truck had already picked up my recycling. My key chain had both of my house keys and three “smart” car keys which are quite expensive. I have four children in two separate schools in Atlanta and now had no way to pick them up. In addition, my husband was on a plane to LA at that moment for a business trip with all the extra keys.

I contacted the City of Atlanta and a very kind and considerate customer service representative connected me with Sanitation Supervisor, Robert Whitehead. Mr. Whitehead met me at my home and offered to do whatever he could to help me. He arranged for us to meet the recycling truck at the end of its route at the recycling plant. A dear friend drove me out to the facility where Mr. Whitehead was waiting for us. He remained with us until the truck arrived doing all that he could to expedite the process. Mr. Whitehead consulted with the Waste Pro USA team and they arranged to have the truck dump its contents in a separate warehouse bay. The truck arrived around 3:30pm and I have to admit I was in shock at the huge pile of recycling.

Mr. Whitehead and the Waste Pro USA crew of Brian McMichen, Brad Cannon and Justin were calm and professional. They thoughtfully determined the best way to tackle the mountain of recycling and then they began digging. They helped identify where my personal recycling items were in that huge pile by finding my address on magazines. As it got later and although I was praying the entire time, I began to think we would never find the keys. I felt terrible that these nice men were doing this for me. The men remained upbeat and committed. While searching, Mr. Whitehead got a call and had to leave to take care of other business. I thanked him profusely for all that he had done for me and, amazingly, he actually seemed reluctant to leave. He was so committed to helping me, I know he wanted to stay and find the keys.

I almost called off the search, but everyone kept working. We located another spot of items from my home. Two hours after we started, Justin bent down, then stood up and calmly said, “Here they are.” Needless to say, I was jumping up and down hysterically. When I commented that I had been about to give up because it was getting late, the Waste Pro USA crew said they had already been discussing what they would do the next day if we didn’t find the keys that evening. I was amazed that anyone would be so committed to helping me when faced with that daunting task.keys found

Today, as I write this I am overcome with gratitude and awe that these men did what they did for me. These men were more than kind. They truly cared about my situation and they were positive and professional throughout the search. You are blessed to have a supervisor like Robert Whitehead working for you, and the city of Atlanta is fortunate to have Waste Pro USA American Recycling handling our recycling program.

Thank you for the service that you provide to the citizens of Atlanta.
Very sincerely,
Melanie Marburger

February 20, 2012

Waste  Pro  Garbage  Truck  Drivers  Pick-­up  $30,000  in  Safety  Awards  

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FT. PIERCE, FL – February 15, 2012 Three Waste Pro garbage truck drivers picked up $30,000 in Safety Awards for flawless performance over the last three years. Each driver was presented a $10,000 check at the February 10th, 2012 ceremony held at Waste Pro’s regional facility in Ft. Pierce. Drivers receiving the awards were June Cimolonski, Arnulfo “Fito” Flores, and Clermond Joseph.

In order to receive the Safety Award, employees must have a spotless work record three years, excellent customer service, no accidents, no injuries, and no property damage, along with a well-kept truck and a positive

“Our employees deserve recognition for the unparalleled level of service they provide in such a necessary role. This bonus is our way of not only saying thank you but acknowledging the best of the best. Congrats to three truly deserving “Waste Professionals”", says Russell Mackie, Southeast Florida Regional Vice President for Waste Pro.

John J. Jennings, President/CEO of Waste Pro USA, stated, “We care deeply about our employees, customers and communities we serve. At Waste Pro, safety is paramount and I look forward to distributing many more bonuses.” Waste Pro’s Safety Program is unique to the waste collection and disposal industry. Since 2004, Waste Pro drivers have received $500,000 in Safety Awards.

Waste Pro is on of this country’s fastest growing privately owned solid waste collection, recycling, processing and disposal companies, operating in seven southeastern states. Serving more than 1.8 million customers from 91 operating locations, Waste Pro USA is headquartered in Longwood, Florida and maintains more than 116 exclusive municipal contracts and franchises.

February 3, 2012

First in Fleet – Waste Pro’s Compressed Natural Gas Truck Arrives in Atlanta

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February 3, 2012—Waste Pro USA’s first compressed natural gas solid waste collection truck arrived in Atlanta today.  Waste Pro annouced late last year a $100 million investment in transitioning the fleet from diesal fuel to the environmentally friendly and domestically available CNG fuel.


The investment also includes construction of state of the art fueling facilities throughout the South.  Ground breaking for the first facility in Fort Pierce, Florida is scheduled for February 16th, 2012.

Atlanta Waste Pro Team

Atlanta Waste Pro Team

“We care about the communities we serve. Our future includes a continued commitment to solar powered facilities, residential and commercial recycling, landfill diversion, and clean air.  This move will dramatically reduce emissions in our operating footprint and potentially provide fueling stations for the cities and counties we serve”, explained John J. Jennings, President and CEO of Waste Pro USA.

Waste Pro’s investment includes an initial order of 150 Mack waste collection and recycling trucks from Nextran Corporation and construction of a multi-million dollar fueling complex in Fort Pierce, Florida.  Waste Pro is partnering with Clean Energy, the largest provider of natural gas fuel and facilities in this country, to design and construct the Fort Pierce complex.

The first truck participated in the dedication of a PS Energy/Clean Energy Lithonia, Georgia Fueling Complex Grand Opening.

Waste Pro is one of this country’s fastest growing privately owned solid waste collection, recycling, processing and disposal companies operating in seven southeastern states.  Serving more than 1.8 million customers from 91 operating locations, Waste Pro USA is headquartered in Longwood, Florida and maintains more than 115 exclusive municipal contracts and franchises.

January 26, 2012

Waste Pro Recycling Plant Sustains Damage in Overnight Tornado

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BIRMINGHAM, AL – January 24, 2012 Waste Pro’s Birmingham Recycling Division, located at 300 Fleming Road, is currently operating after its 180,000 square foot processing facility was struck by an EF3 tornado in the predawn hours. At approximately 3:30 a.m. on Monday, January 23rd, the storm touched down just near the building, causing extensive damage to the building’s exterior façade and office area.
“We had significant damage to our processing plant and our administrative offices, yet our residential and commercial waste collection services were not affected,” stated George Nicholson, Division Manager. Although residential and commercial customers will continue to have uninterrupted service, the massive corrugated steel structure housing the recycling processing plant sustained marked damage. “We are fortunate to also have one of this country’s largest paper, plastic and cardboard processing plants in Atlanta, where we are temporarily diverting our recyclables for processing until the exterior is secured and has been cleared for occupancy. Fortunately, we suffered no damage to our processing equipment and all materials destroyed by the tornado will be recycled,” Nicholson said. He continued by stating how thankful they are the tornado struck prior to their daily start time, resulting in no injuries to the staff.
Waste Pro is one of this country’s fastest growing privately owned waste collection, recycling, processing, and disposal companies, operating in seven southeastern states. Serving more than 1.8 million customers from 91 operating locations, Waste Pro USA is headquartered in Longwood, Florida and maintains more than 116 exclusive municipal contracts and franchises.

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