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Dallas Neighborhood Invites City Garbage Workers to Trick-or-Treat

Note: This post has been updated. One Dallas neighborhood is inviting their sanitation workers over for candy after a recent Dallas Morning News profile of one such worker. Larry Offutt, a resident of Bryan Parkway, said he appreciated the reminder of what hard work hauling garbage is. He and two neighbors bought dozens of pairs of … Read moreDallas Neighborhood Invites City Garbage Workers to Trick-or-Treat

Garbage Bear Season Is Here

When employees of Tracy’s King Crab Shack went into work Sunday morning, they were greeted by cardboard boxes, trash bags and crab bisque containers scattered all over the alleyway. Three dumpsters had been overturned. It’s that time of year again. Bears have descended on Juneau dumpsters and garbage cans, which mean people have to be … Read moreGarbage Bear Season Is Here

Trash Collector, Dennis Crouch Is A Hero

MOLINE, Ill. (WQAD/CNN Newsource/WKRC) — Doikel Gning wanted to meet the man that he owes so many thanks. “I came to say thank you very much from the bottom of my heart. I would never be able to express in these words how I really feel,” said Gning upon meeting Dennis Crouch. Their story takes … Read moreTrash Collector, Dennis Crouch Is A Hero

Rosie Lopez won the Rear-loading Category of a Statewide Garbage Truck Driving Competition

The alarm rings at 3 a.m. Rosie Lopez gets out of bed in her Phoenix home and puts on dark pants, a long-sleeve T-shirt, work boots and a yellow reflective vest. At 8 a.m., she is three hours into her workday and seated behind the wheel of a 60-foot truck. A trailer hitched to the back carries a two-ton loader tractor. She carefully parallel parks … Read moreRosie Lopez won the Rear-loading Category of a Statewide Garbage Truck Driving Competition

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WM, Natural Gas (CNG) fleet facility will cover routes in Livingston Parish and the greater Baton Rouge area

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) – Livingston Parish officials gathered for the grand opening of a new Waste Management facility in Walker that would help clean up the air in the Capital area. The new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fleet facility will cover routes in Livingston Parish and the greater Baton Rouge area. Waste Management officials … Read moreWM, Natural Gas (CNG) fleet facility will cover routes in Livingston Parish and the greater Baton Rouge area

Illinois,Resident said they trusted their Garbage Man more than their Doctor

In November 2013, Rantoul officials realized that 770 households in town did not pay for trash service. Instead, the garbage of thousands was being dropped in the country, snuck into dumpsters or disposed of at workplaces. Residents were able to skirt the village’s waste removal requirement by not subscribing to either of the town’s two … Read moreIllinois,Resident said they trusted their Garbage Man more than their Doctor

Griggs and his fellow Dallas Texas Garbage Workers had talked about the possibility of a Living Wage

If he could make $10 and change an hour instead of $7.50, Markeese Griggs would buy himself a decent pair of gloves. A city of Dallas sanitation worker, Griggs spends 10 hours a day on the back of a garbage truck. The contractor he works for provides new cotton gloves every week or two, but … Read moreGriggs and his fellow Dallas Texas Garbage Workers had talked about the possibility of a Living Wage

NYC Sanitation Department find Women help support the Waste Industry

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Even Space Needs a Garbage Man – World Space Week

Happy World Space Week Next week is the official, United Nation’s declared, World Space Week. Every year during this week, the world comes together to celebrate space innovation and technological developments leading to a better society. Waste and Recycling Workers Week wants to remind you that the need for garbage collection is not just an Earthly … Read moreEven Space Needs a Garbage Man – World Space Week