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Rumpke Drivers Honored for Safe Driving

COLUMBUS, Ohio – July 7, 2016 – Two local Rumpke drivers were named finalists for Driver of the Year by the National Waste and Recycling Association (NWRA) for their commitment to safe driving.

Darren Gibson and Ed Greene

Darren Gibson and Ed Greene were chosen for this honor. Both drive for Rumpke’s Columbus, Ohio operation.

“Our goal is to develop a team of safe, professional and reliable drivers that have a positive impact on our customers and community,” said Andrew Rumpke, vice president at Rumpke. “Darren and Ed are excellent examples of the safety and customer service standards we strive for, and we are fortunate to have them on our team.”

Gibson drives one of 37 compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks in Rumpke’s Columbus, Ohio fleet. He has driven for Rumpke for 13 years and provides trash and yard waste services for approximately 800 residential households daily in Dublin, Gahanna, Reynoldsburg and Blendon Township. He resides with his wife in Grove City and has three children.

Greene has driven for Rumpke for 21 years. For years, he provided trash service to approximately 120 commercial customers daily in Central Ohio, including businesses, restaurants, schools and churches. Greene recently accepted an advancement at Rumpke and will drive various routes and specialty projects daily as a utility driver. His new role requires advanced planning, driving and navigation skills, dependability and commitment to safety. He resides with his wife in Williamsport and has three children.

About the Award

Each year, NWRA selects the safest and most outstanding drivers in the industry. Companies are placed in categories based on the number of vehicles in their fleet. Rumpke is classified as a “Regional Carrier” with a fleet between 251 and 2,000 trucks.

About the National Waste & Recycling Association

The National Waste & Recycling Association is the leading organization providing leadership, advocacy, research, education and safety expertise for the waste and recycling industries. NWRA advocates at the Federal, State and Local levels on all issues of importance to our member companies as they provide safe, economically sustainable and environmentally sound services to communities in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. For more information, visit