Like most people you’ve probably never really stopped and thought about all of the people that work hard behind the scenes to remove your waste and recycling from your home or business every week. You simply put your waste and recycling toter out on the curb, you throw your cardboard in your compactor, or throw your compost in the bin, then like magic the next day “poof” it’s gone. It’s not magic, its hardworking men and women, that many times go unappreciated. We’re talking about your Garbage Man!
It might not be the most glamorous job, but it’s definitely a necessary one. We are proud to have so many wonderful sanitation drivers and helpers working for us here at Action, many whom have been in the industry for numerous years.
So to kick off the weeklong celebration we highlight a few of the garbage men we have working for us.
Bronx Depot (Casanova St.) – Action
Pablo G. – Driver
Pablo has been a part of the Action family for over 20 years. He says “it’s a blessing to work here. It’s given me my beautiful family and I’m happy.”
Jose R. – Helper
Jose started working at Action as a maintenance worker cleaning the depot. He has worked his way up to become a helper. He’s been a part of the team since 2007.
Gilberto V. – Driver
Gilberto started working with Action in 1998 and says he “loves his job.”
Leonel P. – Driver
Leonel has been a driver at Action for 3 years. He started off as a helper and worked his way up to a driver.
Victor Z. – Driver
Victor has been a driver in the industry for over 18 years. He started with Action back in 2007.
Tyson – Helper
Tyson has been a part of the team for 3 years now.
Denzel A. – Helper
Right now he is a helper, but says he is working towards becoming a driver.
Juan P. – Roll Off Driver
He’s been with Action for the past 8 months. He drove tractor trailers in the past.
Julio D. – Roll Off Driver
Julio has been a driver in the industry for 22 years. He says he “likes his job.”
Junior – Driver
Junior has been a driver for over 27 years and has been a part of the Action team for over 6 years. He says “Action is advancing tremendously…it gives people opportunity.”
JD – Driver
JD has been a driver for 12 years and with the Action family for over 10 years.
Miguel – Helper
When ask about Miquel, his co-worker Crystal says “He is very reliable, he will come in whenever we need him.”
Pedro S. – Roll Off Driver
Pedro may be new to the Action family, but he’s been a driver for over 20 years.
Eddie S. – Roll Off Driver
Eddie began driver in 2005. He’s been with Action for a year now, and when asked what he likes about the job he said “Its calm and there is no stress.”
Tomas T. – Helper
Jose D. – Helper
Jose has been with the company for over 9 years.
Jersey City – Action
Jay H. – Driver
Jay has been with us for a year, and just this past week became a driver. Congrats Jay!
Ronnie D – Helper
Ronnie has been a part of the Action team for 8 years.
Patrick D. – Driver
Patrick has been a driver for over 10 years, and a part of the Action family since 2007.
Santos P. – Driver
Santos says he’s been driving for over 17 years. He has worked at Action for the past 14 years.
Cornell J. – Driver
Cornell has been with us for a year and says “He loves the job.”
James M. – Driver
James is new to the Action team, but has been driving for the past 3 years. Welcome James!
Raymond A. – Driver
Raymond has been with Action for a little over a year, but has 6 years of driving experience.
“Pop” – Driver
Pop has over 20 years of driving under his belt. He’s been with Action for a little over 2 years.
Gustavo C. – Driver
Jose R. – Helper
Jose has been a part of the Action team for 3 years now.
Jymmy V. – Helper
Jymmy has been a helper with Action for 3 years.
Willie B. – Driver
Willie may be new to our team but he has been a driver for over 2 years.
Marc L. – Helper
Marc has worked at Action for 6 years.
Lordwins B. – Helper
Lordwins has been a part of the Action family for 3 years.
Ismael Q. – Driver
Ismael has worked with us for over 8 years and has been a driver for a year and a half.
Bruce – Driver
Chestnut Ridge – IWS
|Willie D. – Driver|
|Joseph V. – Driver|
Nelson P. – Driver
He has been driving for over 20 years.
Pat – Driver
Pat has been driving a garbage truck for over 30 years. He says he’s been picking up waste since he was 13.
Fritz has worked with IWS for 3 years.
Matthew P. – Helper
Matthew has worked in the industry for over 20 years.
Rick S. – Driver
Rick has been a driver his whole life.
Samuel B. – Helper
Samuel has worked at IWS for 3 years now.
Chris J. – Driver
Chris has been in this industry for over 20 years.
Danny S. – Helper
Danny has been driving for over 20 years.
Cezar – Jack of all Trades
Chester – IWS
Ace – Driver
Ace has been driving in the industry for over 45 years.
Shaune – Helper
Shaune has worked with IWS for the past 6 years.
Mark – Driver
Mark has been driving for over 30 years.
Pete – Helper
Pete has work with the IWS team for 2 years.
|John – Helper|
Alan – Driver
Alan has been driving for over 30 years.
Van – Driver
Van has been driving for IWS for over 11 years.
|Manny – Driver|
Gerardo – Driver
Gerardo has been driving for over 14 years.
Ed – Driver
Ed has been driving for more than 12 years.
Robert – Driver
Robert has been driving for over 12 years.
Miguel – Helper
Miguel has worked for IWS for 7 years.
Timothy – Driver
Timothy has been a driver for over 15 years.
Jay B – Driver
Jay has been driving a truck for over 14 years.
Mike – Driver
Mike has been driving a sanitation truck since 1994.
Sebastian – Driver
Sebastian has been with IWS for over 3 years. He has been driving for the past year.
Butch – Driver
Butch has worked as a driver for over 17 years.
|Roberto – Driver|
So today and every day, when you see a sanitation truck go by, stop and give a wave. These guys work so hard to keep our neighborhoods clean, so for that we say thank you!
Happy National Garbage Man Day!
*note: these are just some of our many drivers and helpers we have on the team. Many work overnight hours and didn’t get the opportunity to take a photo.