- Well I guess that is is :\ I was really hoping for a more variety of questions. I had so many answers to give!
Come on people!! Ask me literally anything!! I'm an open book! But I LOVE talking about my job :)
Alright guys, I am exhausted, only got home an hour ago due to blowing a tire back to the yard, keep asking and I'll answer anything I can in the morning! Good night reddit!
Alright guys I am back! I am now more experienced, had more time to learn and can answer more questions about the industry! I have had the great opportunity to learn so much more about this job than expected since my last AMA.
Everyone listen!! Please for the sake of humanity. If you have garbage collection or recycling collection and you are home when they drive by, give em a water or Gatorade or anything cold. It's literally 100+ degrees all week and yeah we should come prepared but have some kindness please. We has 2 guys hospitalized this week due to heat.
I will post updated pictures when I can.
I have more stories to share this time and have been injured twice now haha!
*One side note. Last time I had misinformation about the number of trucks in our fleet, I was told almost 300 but it is actually around 160-200. I apologize do that!!! :(
I am 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 due to my main driver being a Saturday worker so I work on a different truck every thursday covering other helpers who are off, so many 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, 30 front end loader trucks and 30 roll-off container trucks. I have been working in this profession for over a year now and I have made t decision! I absolutely love my job, but at the same time I hate every aspect if 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.