4/20/17 05:47PM

Lone Tree waste driver named as 'finalist' for national award

Gina Chacon of Pro Disposal shatters glass ceiling in field dominated by men

HENDERSON, Colo. (April 20, 2017) – A female employee at Pro Disposal & Recycling was named recently as a finalist for “Driver of the Year” in a national competition sponsored by the National Waste & Recycling Association.

Regina Chacon, who has almost singlehandedly turned her Lone Tree, Colo. route into a marvel of customer satisfaction, was named for distinction in the Small Company category.

According to the National Waste & Recycling Association website, winning drivers demonstrate the ability to operate their trucks in a safe and responsible manner, have an outstanding performance record, and contribute to the positive image of the solid waste industry.

Her boss at Pro Disposal, Robert Rodriguez, noted that Chacon had more than 1,800 consecutive work days without a vehicle accident and without a reportable injury, working in a field traditionally dominated by men.

“Gina has taken the time and effort to get to know her customers, and she knows many of them by their first name as well as their children and children's birthdays,” he said. “This kind of care cannot be taught!”

Chacon is the main driver serving Lone Tree, Colo., which was recently recognized as the community with the nation’s highest rating for customer satisfaction in waste hauling.

“There are a lot of things to like about my job, including the exercise, fresh air, and occasional challenges,” said Chacon; “but I get the greatest reward from knowing that I have pleased so many thousands of residents over the years. Some of them have become like family to me.”

About Pro Disposal & Recycling

Founded in 1999 and based in Henderson, Colo., Pro Disposal & Recycling is a locally owned company that provides trash, recycling and roll-off services to customers throughout the Denver area, with an emphasis on residential collection. Pro Disposal & Recycling is the only waste hauling company in the Denver area that offers Elite Pro Service, in which drivers return empty trash cans to a home’s garage area, with capacity for unlimited household trash and up to 16 bags of yard waste. Pro Disposal & Recycling is a platinum sponsor of the Community Association Institute-Rocky Mountain Chapter and maintains membership in three Chambers of Commerce in the Denver area, plus various civic organizations. Colorado Community Media has recognized Pro Disposal & Recycling as “Best of the Best” for its services in multiple communities in recent years. Most recently, Pro Disposal & Recycling’s service in Lone Tree, Colo., was recognized as best in the nation. For information, go to www.ProDisposal.net, or call 303-791-3827.

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