Waste Pro, Longwood, Florida, announced Jan. 6 that the company has signed a three-year sponsorship as the official waste services provider to the Memphis Grizzlies and the FedExForum, located in downtown Memphis, Tennessee. The partnership, which began during the current 2019-20 NBA season, will continue through the 2021-22 season.
With this partnership, Waste Pro will provide solid waste collection for all Memphis Grizzlies games and events at FedExForum, as well as brand recognition at the Grizzlies’ NBA G League affiliate Memphis Hustle home games at the Landers Center in Southaven, Mississippi.
Waste Pro says company artwork will adorn trash containers and Memphis residents may hear about Waste Pro on the radio and see trucks decked out in honor of the Grizzlies throughout the city.
This is the first multiyear sponsorship Waste Pro has launched in the Memphis region with a professional sports team. Waste Pro began serving Tennessee residents in 2015 after being selected by the town of Arlington, with trucks running out of the company’s Southaven office. Waste Pro began servicing nearby Germantown the following year, and opened an office in Memphis in 2019 after being selected as the garbage hauler for a section of the city.
“This is an exciting time for us here in Memphis,” Waste Pro Regional Vice President Roland Joyner says. “Waste Pro has grown exponentially in this area over the last few years, and we’re proud to partner with two fantastic institutions in the Memphis Grizzlies and FedExForum.”
“We are pleased and excited to partner with Waste Pro to service Grizzlies games and all games, concerts and events at FedExForum,” Grizzlies President Jason Wexler says. “Operating and servicing FedExForum is a complex task, and we look forward to sharing the story of how Waste Pro helps us operate effectively so we can collectively make every event at FedExForum a special one for our fans.”