Houston, Texas, December 20, 2017 - WCA Waste Corporation (“WCA”), a vertically integrated, non-hazardous solid-waste services company, was recently awarded the Digital Edge 50 Award for Digital Transformation Excellence.
Originally published on Nov 28, 2017 at waste360.com
Written by Willona Sloan
For two decades, WCA Waste Corp. has provided waste collection and disposal services to residential and commercial clients.
David Dominguez, fleet director, keeps WCA’s vehicles in the Greater Houston area in top condition. He started with the WCA in 2006 as a fleet mechanic, and he has worked his way up in the company, moving to shop supervisor and next shop manager. He advanced to his current role about a year and half ago.
Dominguez started out as a mechanic at the age of 18 with the company. Now, at 30 years old, he's risen to his current position.
Dominquez, who was named as one of Waste360’s 40 Under 40 award recipients, discusses his leadership philosophy, his work to raise the bar for meeting preventative maintenance goals, and why he thinks the waste industry offers great opportunities.
In 2015, WCA introduced the Driver of the Year Award that recognizes some of the best WCA drivers. In 2017, WCA amplified the Award by including WCA operators and technicians. This acknowledgment is just another way our specialized team members work together, keeping WCA running safely, efficiently, and effectively.
Last week WCA awarded The WCA Inspire Scholarship to two bright Florida high school students. WCA provided a unique platform for the students to avail the scholarship for education. The WCA Inspire Scholarship idea was conceived to help the talented students, irrespective of their college or university, to pursue an education while having a focus on improving the environment.
The procedure to compete for the scholarship was to prove your mettle through an essay. Students were required to write an essay on any on the topic regarding an environmental issue, which their community is facing. It was also required to include viable solutions to combat the issues. The length of the essay to be submitted was required to be between 500 to 1000 words. A dozen of students from different Florida high schools submitted their essay, out of which, WCA experts chose the top two, which highlighted the issue and the solutions in a clear and efficient manner.