In Loving Memory
Whether driving routes on garbage trucks, delivering portable sanitation units, or working in the offices and repair shops, the men and women of our industry serve important roles and are very special people. Together, let's honor the memory of those fallen heros who have served the waste industry by our side. If someone in your company has passed away and you would like to honor them, please fill out the form below. The sanitation community joins you in honoring the employees and co-workers of your company who have passed before us.
Wayne Huizenga Company: Waste Management Years of Service: 50 Comments: Wayne Huizenga died last night at age 80. In Fort Lauderdale, he started a garbage hauling business, as his grandfather had done in Chicago in 1894. Beginning with a single garbage truck in 1968, and pursuing customers in an aggressive manner, he created Waste Management, … Read more In Loving Memory of Wayne Huizenga of Waste Management
David Dietrich Company: Basin Disposal, Inc. Years of Service: 42 Comments: David Dietrich loved his job. He started working with his father 42 years ago, hanging off of the back of a garbage truck and tossing the cans inside. “The biggest part of his life was his work,” his brother Bob Dietrich said. “He worried … Read more In Loving Memory of David Dietrich of Basin Disposal, Inc.
Joseph Russo Company: Mr. T Carting, Corporation Years of Service: 63 Comments: It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Joseph Russo, lovingly known to all as Uncle Joe. Uncle Joe was one of the first driver’s for Mr. T Carting, he was there from the beginning when the company was formed … Read more In Loving Memory of Joseph Russo of Mr. T Carting, Corporation
Tom Jones Company: Advanced Disposal Years of Service: 21 Comments: RIP We will not forget you, Tom Jones. Together, let’s honor the memory of the men and women who have served by our side. Whether on the garbage trucks, delivering portable sanitation units, or working in the offices and repair shops, the employees of our … Read more In Loving Memory of Tom Jones of Advanced Disposal
Jeremy Gordon Company: Recology Sunset Scavenger Years of Service: 12 Comments: RIp We will not forget you, Jeremy Gordon. Together, let’s honor the memory of the men and women who have served by our side. Whether on the garbage trucks, delivering portable sanitation units, or working in the offices and repair shops, the employees of … Read more In Loving Memory of Jeremy Gordon of Recology Sunset Scavenger
John Chitty, founder of one of the most prominent garbage collection companies in central Iowa, died Saturday. He was 76. John was born in 1941 in Stuart to a construction worker family. He graduated from Colo High School and began working in the construction trades, mostly in steam pipe insulation. Mike Chitty, one of John’s … Read more Chitty Garbage founder dies at 76 – He was a True Hero
Susan Coleman Company: WM Years of Service: 30 Comments: Susie was our go to person for so long. She had an amazing knowledge of our business and a work-ethic that was unbelievable. We miss her every day. We will not forget you, Susan Coleman. Together, let’s honor the memory of the men and women who … Read more In Loving Memory of Susan Coleman of WM
Christopher Foley Company: Time Disposal Years of Service: 7 Comments: Today at Time Disposal we find ourselves in shock and with a heavy hearts. Yesterday we lost an employee and a brother, his one year old son and mother of his child lost a father. Christopher Foley was one of the victims in the Amtrak … Read more In Loving Memory of Christopher Foley of Time Disposal
Garrett Suddeth Company: Red Ball Recycling Years of Service: 9 Comments: "I'm sorry for the family and my prayers go out to them and the company," Neff said. "It's just a bad, tragic accident." "He was a hard-working man who would give you the shirt off his back. A great dad and even better papaw. … Read more In Loving Memory of Garrett Suddeth of Red Ball Recycling
Gonzo Trevino sr Company: Mcd ( Tina trevino) Years of Service: Over 5 yrs if serivce Comments: I miss him so much he was killed on the job today is his birthday I know garbagemen jobs r dangerous and it took my soulmate and my love away from happy birthday love I love your soulmate … Read more In Loving Memory of Gonzo Trevino sr of Mcd ( Tina trevino)