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Waste Pro’s pick up progress to be discussed at Cape Coral City Hall

CAPE CORAL, Fla. — The City of Cape Coral is expected to give an update on Waste Pro’s trash pick up progress today, June 9. Today’s update will be the first one since the City closed trash drop-off locations that were meant to help Waste Pro catch up on pick ups. Fines for Waste Pro’s missed pick ups are still being negotiated, a Cape Coral spokesperson said. In the trash company’s latest letter to the City, there are signs of improvement. So far, Waste Pro has hired 18 new drivers and several other job fair applicants should be on board soon. Yard waste routes...

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Cape Coral pulling the plug on trash drop-off sites

CAPE CORAL, Fla. — After months of delays and frustrated residents, Waste Pro operations in Cape Coral are finally getting back on schedule. City officials have decided to shutdown the drop-off sites that were created to help take a load off of Waste Pro, who was understaffed. Friday, June 4, and Saturday, June 5, are your last days to drop-off trash at the remaining two locations at Cultural Park and City Hall. The Cultural Park site will be open from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Friday and the City Hall site will be open from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday. After that, all sites...

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City of Cape Coral decides how to move forward with Waste Pro fines

CAPE CORAL, Fla.– The city of Cape Coral will be looking at having flexibility when it comes to negotiating Waste Pro’s administrative charges. At a Committee of the Whole (COW) meeting Wednesday, updates were brought before the city council on Waste Pro’s progress. No decision could be voted on, but the council discussed how to move forward with fines as well.  So far, the company has hired at least 15 new drivers. Waste Pro Division Manager Bill Jones said Tuesday’s job fair was the most successful they’ve had in three months. Out of 55 people who...

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Waste Pro to update Cape Coral on trash pickup efficiency

CAPE CORAL, Fla. — Waste Pro will be updating Cape Coral officials on its trash pickup efforts on Wednesday. The company missed nearly 1,200 pickups last month, but the city said that calls for missed pickups have since subsided. Trash pick up numbers for May are still in the works. Waste Pro blamed their bout of missed pick-ups on a lack of employees, so now they’re trying to hire more drivers to fix the mess that clogged curbs across the city. They hired subcontractors to help catch up on bulk item pick-up. Division Manager Bill Jones said that hiring drivers, helpers, and technicians...

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Waste Pro continues to hire new workers in an effort to get back on schedule

Waste Pro held a hiring event on Tuesday to fill multiple positions, including drivers, helpers and technicians.  Waste Pro Division Manager Bill Jones said 55 people attended the job fair, making it their most attended job fair in 2021. “We’re really making headway, we’re excited about that,” Jones said. “We are generally back on schedule.” Waste Pro has been working to hire more people after being understaffed and getting behind on bulk-item pickups in Cape Coral. Recently, the company hired eight new people.  “I think we are getting much more...

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Waste Pro driver saves trapped passengers after rollover crash

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A Waste Pro driver jumped in to help people involved in a crash on State Road 82 and Buckingham Road Saturday. The front load commercial driver of more than a decade was on his route when he came across a rollover crash before first responders arrived at the scene.  Rene Lieurance, an army veteran and former race track engineer in Palm Beach County, said he found two men trapped inside one car. While other good samaritans stabilized the car, Lieurance said he grabbed his work safety gloves to remove and pull away the windshield.  One of the men was...

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Waste Pro hosting hiring event, new employees eligible for $3,000 retention bonus

FORT MYERS, Fla. — If you’re looking for a job in Fort Myers, consider applying at the Waste Pro hiring event on May 25. Waste Pro’s Fort Myers division is looking to hire all positions including drivers, helpers and technicians. Qualified applicants are eligible for a gas gift card. If hired, employees are eligible for retention and referral bonuses up to $3,000. Drivers must have a Commercial Driver’s License. If you don’t have a CDL, Waste Pro is licensed by the Florida Department of Transportation to issue CDLs and can offer its Co-Heart Program to employees who wish...

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Waste Pro struggles to hire new workers

CAPE CORAL, Fla.– With trash still piling up across Cape Coral, Waste Pro gave an update to City Council members on Wednesday about their hiring efforts. Recently, Waste Pro was able to hire one new person but they are still understaffed with seven positions open. Company officials said they are increasing recruiting efforts but are only getting a handful of applications.  To attract new employees, Waste Pro said they are offering attractive pay and benefits as well as numerous incentives. Keith Banasiak with Waste Pro said they are paying employees above market value.  “It hurts...

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