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March 18, 2024

Best Places to Work 2024: 10. USAAAW Waste & Recycling

Headquarters: Enfield Industry: Waste & Recycling Website: Top Executive: Frank Antonacci, COO Check out the other 2024 Best Places to Work  
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USAAAW is a waste hauling and processing company that provides residential and commercial services. Founded in 1974 as Somers Sanitation, USAAAW has had three generations of the Antonacci family as leaders.

Employee Recognition: Employees are honored through the Safety Zero Program, which celebrates zero injuries, and the Driver’s Excellence quarterly awards based on safety, attendance, customer service and cleanliness. Birthdays are marked with cards and $50 as well as congratulatory texts and emails. “Workaversary” dates are acknowledged in a newsletter and messages.

Survey Says: Based on employee feedback, equipment needs, benefits and pay levels were adjusted.

Employee Training: Emerging Leadership Program is open to all for growth opportunities. Continuous feedback coaching is given instead of yearly performance reviews. Fully paid tuition reimbursement and training are available for mechanics, drivers and operators.

Giving Back: Company volunteers during community cleanups, supports Little League teams and established a foundation for charitable endeavors.

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