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Waste Pro Garbage Truck Overturns, Killing Demont’e Harris, 21, in Palm Coast’s Woodlands

| November 21, 2018

Demont’e Harris, 21, was killed when his Waste Pro garbage truck on its run through the Woodlands this morning overturned flipped on its side in front of 1, Bay Spring Place, killing him.

County Calls Waste Pro On the Carpet, Only to Lavish Praise, Flattery and Excuses

| December 5, 2017

The county administration’s account of Waste Pro trash-hauling service contrasted sharply with commissioners’ stories of complaints, or documented complaints in Palm Coast.

Waste Pro Falls Down On the Job In Palm Coast And Flagler But Refuses To Say Why

| November 7, 2017

After winning a contract renewal in Palm Coast last year fines against Waste Pro have been piling up to the thousands of dollars every month since spring.

9% Garbage Fee Increase as Palm Coast Begins 5-Year Extension of Waste Pro Contract

| June 28, 2017

After remaining flat for 10 years, garbage-pickup rates for Palm Coast residents this month kicked up 9 percent, to $20.36 a month, or $21 a year as the city renewed its contract with Waste Pro for five years.

Palm Coast Residents Will See 9% Garbage Rate Hike as City Approves New Waste Pro Contract

| November 1, 2016

Palm Coast residents will see their garbage rates increase $1.74 a month, or 9 percent, starting June 1 and for the next five years. “Shoddy service” in the past year, the result of turn-over, is being addressed and the company may be fined if problems persist, the city manager said.

As Residents Earn Recycling Rewards, Palm Coast Explains Bin-Scanning System

| June 20, 2014

Residents who sign up for the Rewards Program earn special coupon offers on a regular basis and also qualify for larger prizes, with greater rewards given for higher recycling participation. Many local businesses offer discounts, also providing them an opportunity to promote their businesses with no participation cost.

24-Ton Recycling Waste Pro Truck, Full to Capacity, Overturns in Palm Coast’s R-Section

| October 11, 2013

A 24-ton Waste Pro recycling truck that was near the end of its run for the day overturned and crashed on its side on Palm Coast’s Reybury Lane at 3:15 this afternoon, slightly injury its driver, Bob Ackerman.

Robert Laks, 33, of Palm Coast, Is Killed in SR100 Wreck West of Palatka

| April 11, 2013

Robert Laks, a 33-year-old resident of Palm Coast, was driving west of Palatka on State Road 100 early Wednesday morning when a wreck triggered by a Waste Pro garbage truck’s left turn led to his death.

Waste Pro Garbage Truck’s Hydraulic Leak Closes Palm Coast Parkway Tuesday Morning

| July 10, 2012

A Waste Pro garbage truck’s hydraulic line broke as it was driving east on Palm Coast Parkway early this morning, forcing a shut-down of the road for two and a half hours just as rush hour was beginning.

Surprise: Palm Coast Hints at Building Its Own Natural Gas Fueling Facility in the Future

| June 12, 2012

One of the reasons Palm Coast renewed its contract with Waste Pro was the garbage hauler’s pledge to build a natural gas refueling facility for itself and the city by next year. Now the city administration is suggesting that a city refueling facility may be more feasible, once the city is ready to move ahead with conversion.

New Garbage Contract: Hazardous Waste Option and Lower Monthly Cost, to Around $19

| January 17, 2012

Only very faint public objections were raised Tuesday to Palm Coast’s new 5-year contract with Waste Pro for garbage, which would add curbside hazardous waste pick-up and lower the overall cost, assuming fuel prices don’t rise.

No Surprise: Waste Pro Will Be Palm Coast’s Trash Hauler for Another 5 Years & $38 Million

| January 12, 2012

Residents may see a negligible difference in their roughly $20-a-month trash bill, if that, as the city council, convinced by Waste Pro’s low bid, complies with what the city administration had wanted all along.

Palm Coast Accepts Garbage Hauling Bids But Doesn’t Open Them Publicly

| December 16, 2011

The method continues a pattern that’s been less than transparent since fall when the city manager recommended renewing the contract with Waste Pro and skipping the bidding process.

On Election Eve, DeLorenzo Contributions Surge–Including $100 from Waste Pro Rival

| November 7, 2011

The latest campaign-finance reports cover the last two weeks of October. The donation to DeLorenzo from waste hauler Republic’s marketing manager was recorded eight days after the one from Waste Pro.

Disses and Disclosures As DeLorenzo Agrees to Give Back Waste Pro’s $500

| November 3, 2011

There’s nothing “fair and balanced” about local media’s failure to have reported on the $500 Waste Pro donation to DeLorenzo before it was pointed out to them–or continuing attempts to paper over the ethics and judgment breach with partial rationales.

Council Candidate DeLorenzo Takes $500 From Waste Pro Even as City Mulls Garbage Contract

| October 31, 2011

Jason DeLorenzo defended the decision to take the money, one of two of his largest contributions, saying he hadn’t seen it as a conflict nor had he thought about it, but conceding in retrospect that it was “a bad decision.”

Drawing Mayor’s Rebuke, Palm Coast Manager’s Trash Talk Skips Agenda Notice

| October 26, 2011

Palm Coast City Manager Jim Landon drew up bid restrictions for the city’s $35 million trash contract designed to favor Waste Pro, the current hauler, while virtually disqualifying others–and preventing two potential new city council members from having a say in the contract.

Bowing to Public Pressure, Palm Coast Opts for Bidding Out Trash Hauling Contract

| August 16, 2011

Citing an epiphany in the shower, Palm Coast City Manager Jim Landon reversed his recommendation to negotiate an garbage-contract extension with Waste Pro. The city will open up the process through a broader request for proposals.

Trash Flips: Waste Pro Lobbies Another County To Go to Bids While Urging Palm Coast Not To

| August 15, 2011

Waste Pro wants to keep the $7-million-a-year garbage hauling in contract in Palm Coast, so it’s opposing a bidding process, but it’s arguing the exact opposite in Hillsborough County, where it’s hoping to win the contract.

I Love Waste Pro. But.

| August 12, 2011

To my 7-year-old son, Waste Pro’s twice-weekly pickups are a sacred, joyful ritual made more so by Waste Pro’s thoughtful workers. That doesn’t mean Palm Coast should shirk its responsibilities to residents when it comes to bidding out a new garbage contract.

Why Palm Coast Doesn’t Want To Lower Your $239 Garbage Rate and Bid Out the Contract

| August 10, 2011

Palm Coast skims off $700,000 from its annual $7 million contract with Waste Pro. Cheaper garbage rates for customers means less money for the city, which is partly why the city is resisting bidding out the contract.

Garbage Cunning: Palm Coast May Skip Bidding Out $7.7 Million-a-Year Contract

| August 8, 2011

The 5-year contract with Waste Pro is expiring. The city council Tuesday will discuss whether to renegotiate or go out to bid, though so far the city administration is signaling resistance to a bid process

76-Year-Old Man On a Scooter Killed in Crash With Waste Pro Truck South of Bunnell

| April 11, 2011

The man was traveling north on U.S. 1 in Korona, just south of the Old Dixie Highway intersection, when a maintenance pick-up truck pulled out of the service station and struck him.

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