As a former garbageman with the local waste management company, you ask that all of your neighbors please be patient with my former coworkers. Those workers literally had one day of training with the new company and equipment. We busted our tails to finish the contract with the city. Those guys and gals had their last day off work on Thanksgiving. With anything new, there is an adjustment period. Please be mindful that those picking up trash have been essential employees since this whole pandemic began. With more people working from home, the workloads of those picking up neighborhood garbage has nearly doubled. Add a change of companies on top of all that and realize that the new trash cans take a little getting used to, and it is important to remember that the trash workers are human too.
When a city makes a major transition like switching the method of picking up garbage, it is important to know that these are the kinds of transitions that require planning, as well as an investm (more…)
15 Dec 2020