Operator of the Year Finalists Are In!

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Operator of the Year Finalists Are In!

[/av_textblock] [av_textblock size='18' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] Landfills, transfer stations and recycling centers – what we refer to as Post Collection – are a critical part of the business. After all, what good is our promise to protect our Blue Planet® if we don’t responsibly dispose of waste and manage recyclables? Our heavy equipment operators help us do just that. Whether bull-dozing, compacting, or pushing materials, these folks are the ones who put our money where our mouth is.

So with such a big responsibility, there’s no question that operators deserve some well-earned kudos. The National Waste and Recycling Association (NWRA) agrees. That’s why they recognize the industry’s best and safest operators with the Operator of the Year award. Although a new award for the association – this is only the second year they’ve given it out – it’s already generating quite a buzz.

In the Weeds Dirt
Similar to the Driver of the Year award winners, the Operator of the Year winner will be recognized at this year’s Waste Expo Awards in late April. (More info to come.)

Did you catch that? Winner, not winners. Something that’s a little different – there aren’t sub categories like there are with Driver of the Year (small, medium and large). Think of it like this – if you win Operator of the Year, you win the whole shebang, the whole enchilada… and you become the boss. Ok, you get the idea – it’s a big deal!

That said, we’re more than pumped to announce we have 11 finalists.

Congratulations to our Operator of the Year finalists!
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Lake Havasu City, Arizona

Todd F.
Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota

Michael F.
Argos, Indiana

Greg M.
Missoula, Montana
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Lamar, Missouri

Guadalupe M.
Los Angeles, California

Robert B.
Edwardsville, Illinois

Raul R.
Euless, Texas
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Lewisville, Texas

Robert H.
Chicago, Illinois

Randy L.
East Moline, Illinois
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