CHARLOTTE, N.C. [June 17, 2019] – Leading North American manufacturer of waste handling equipment, Wastequip, demonstrated its support for garbage workers with a celebration in honor of Waste and Recycling Workers Week on Friday, June 14.
The celebration provided an opportunity for the Milton Road Boys and Girls Club members of Charlotte, N.C. to take a field trip to the Toter plant to learn how garbage cans are made, to explore garbage trucks up close and to thank garbage workers for their service. Drivers from the City of Statesville, Waste Pro and Amrep were on hand to answer questions about their equipment and careers in the waste industry.
“We’re proud to honor garbage workers as part of Waste and Recycling Workers Week and to offer Boys and Girls Club members the chance to learn about manufacturing and careers in the waste industry,” said Wastequip CEO, Marty Bryant.
Wastequip staff volunteered with Boys and Girls Club members by helping them write thank you cards to the garbage workers, teaching them about waste industry careers and providing them with a tour of the Toter plant to educate them about the Advanced Rotational Molding™ process, which creates a stronger garbage can that is built for toughness and maximum impact resistance. The members also rotated outside to explore the garbage trucks, meet the drivers and learn about waste equipment.
Wastequip supports a variety of community organizations and charitable causes like the Milton Road Boys and Girls Club through donations and volunteer efforts. To learn more, visit www.wastequip.com/about/wastequipcares.
Wastequip is the leading North American manufacturer of waste handling equipment, based in Charlotte, N.C., with an international network of manufacturing facilities and the most extensive dealer network in the industry. Wastequip’s broad range of waste handling equipment and systems is used to collect, process and transport recyclables, solid waste, liquid waste and organics. The company’s brands include Wastequip, Toter, Galbreath, Pioneer, Mountain Tarp, Cusco, Go To Parts Amrep and Accurate. For more information, visit www.wastequip.com.
ABOUT THE SALVATION ARMY BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF GREATER CHARLOTTE
The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs was founded locally in 1935 on North Poplar Street. Today, eight clubs serve more than 1,800 members in Mecklenburg and Union counties. Programs include academics, recreation, the arts, character and leadership, and health and life skills. The clubs are located in diverse neighborhoods from Charlotte Housing Authority sites to the nation’s only club in a homeless shelter. The Boys & Girls Clubs is a division of The Salvation Army of Greater Charlotte. For more information, visit www.bgccharlotte.org.
A Wastequip brand, Toter is the leading manufacturer of curbside refuse and recycling carts to waste haulers and municipalities throughout North America. The company also produces specialty carts for document management, electronic waste, organics and medical waste. Through the company’s proprietary Advanced Rotational Molding ™ process, Toter carts offer greater service life and strength while using less plastic than injection-molded competitor products. The company also emphasizes sustainability, using up to 50 percent recycled plastic in its carts, which require no packaging, and operating its own plastics recycling plant, through which it recycles 25 million pounds of plastic per year. Toter curbside carts are also the only commercial-grade carts available to consumers at major retailers nationwide. For more information, visit www.toter.com.