Hello Reddit! IAmA Garbage Man, Trash Slinger and Recycling Man. I work for one of the largest private companies on the east coast and have 3000 pick ups a day! AMA!
What's up Reddit! I work on a Trash/Recycling Collection Truck in Northern Virginia picking up around 3000 pick ups a day. I ride the back of the truck all day and pick up Recycling Cans and Trash Cans and throw the contents into the back of a big truck for a living.
I work for American Disposal Services Inc.
Our Pay Rate! So I only have to answer this question once.
Most companies pay on a day rate, I get paid 110.76 a day before 40 hours, after 40 hours it moves to an overtime hour rate of around 16$ An hour, I work around 55 hours a week and bring home around 500$ a week after my taxes and benefits.
Drivers get around 1000$ a week give or take 100 or 200$.
I have done a couple AMAs in the past but didn't get any upvotes but many questions, so upvote for visability! [No Karma for self posts ;)]