Saluting the Hardest Working Men in DC

Yeah, so they wake you up at 6am on trash day. Or worse they skip you and your back yard stinks for the weekend.

But what a foul city we would have without these pillars of urban civilization?

Garbage Collectors, the Trash Man, Waste Removal Technicians.

The men (and maybe women) who take away our refuse, who clean our city, who day after day are elbow deep in the foul and filth that you and I wish be gone.

Could you do the work, regardless of pay? Would you live long in a city without them?

Then do you appreciate their daily task? I do. I salute the hardest working men in Washington DC: the men feeding the garbage truck this morning.

2 Comments so far

  1. Jason (unregistered) on February 22nd, 2007 @ 1:54 pm

    I’d certainly appreciate our garbage men more if they weren’t so damn bad at their job. Here on my Capitol Hill street, the garbage men randomly choose which garbage to take (“that bag looks more recycling-esque to me, so we’ll just leave that behind!”). They also open up the cans and take bags out rather than dumping the cans — meaning that any loose trash we have in our cans gets left behind week after week. It’s just frustrating.


  2. Wayan (unregistered) on February 22nd, 2007 @ 4:43 pm

    Per DC regulations, you are required to bag all your trash, not expect the garbage men to root around in your bin for random bits, and put it in a container with a lid, not leave it exposed for rats to dine on.



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