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Waste Pro Driver earns $10,000 for safe driving in Fort Myers

By Staff | May 26, 2022

Waste Pro Fort Myers Driver Steve Pender receives his safe driving check. PHOTO PROVIDED

Waste Pro Fort Myers Driver Steve Pender has earned his first $10,000 Safety Award for his safe driving habits.

Pender, who has been with Waste Pro for four years, received his award with a celebratory breakfast last week. He services multiple routes in the Fort Myers market and often volunteers to work community cleanups and other special projects.

To earn Waste Pro’s coveted $10,000 Safety Award, drivers must go three years without an at-fault accident, injury, or property damage, keep their truck clean and have a strong attendance record.

Since the program’s inception in 2004, more than 500 drivers have earned the award – many of whom have earned it multiple times — totaling approximately $7 million in Safety Awards.

“Steve is a true Waste Pro, and I can’t think of anyone more deserving of this recognition,” said Divisional Vice President Bill Jones. “He has a great attitude and is one of our hardest workers. I am proud to have him represent us in Fort Myers.”