IAmA Step Rider, Trash Slinger, I am The Garbage Man! AMA!
I am actually a recycling collector because I work on a recycling collection truck. For ever 3 trash routes, there is 1 recycling route. (That should put into perspective the amount of time spent on the truck) On Thursdays I am what we call a swing laborer, I bounce from truck to truck helping different crews, so some times I am a trash hauler.
I work for a company in Northern Virginia (United States of America) called American Disposal and we service over 3 millions customers weekly, run around 100 rear loader trucks, 100 front end loader trucks and 100 roll-off container trucks. I have been working in this profession for some time now and I still can't decide whether I love it or hate it. I work 60 hours a week, arrive to the yard at 4:15am, punch in at 4:30, leave at 4:50 and start the route around 5:00am. We work all day, only taking breaks to go to the landfill and back to the route, and the occasional 7-11 or McDonalds stop for food if we didn't pack anything. Finish around 4pm some days earlier, some days later.
Not sure how I can really prove it, but this album should help ;)
I am prepared for any and all questions. I am currently on the truck so if I don't get to you I will shortly, we are picking up farm country in nokesville, Bristow, Manassas and hayharket so I won't be on the step for more than 10 mins at a time.
Wow holy shit guys that was awesome! Was not expecting all that!
I tried to answer every single question but I missed like 10 or 20, but everyone who posted got an upvote from me!!
Alright guys. thanks so much for such a great time, this was so fucking awesome, unfortunately i have to go to bed to get up for work tomorrow, ill check in the morning and answer anymore questions that come up